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Tracking water movement from mountains in the Critical Zone

An illustrated introduction to Dr. Ravindra Dwivedi's research on tracking water movement from mountains in the Critical Zone. By Drs....

Ravindra Dwivedi
Adventures in the Critical Zone


Investigating mercury sources in the deep Critical Zone

An illustrated introduction to Justin Richardson's research on mercury sources in the deep Critical Zone.  By Justin Richardson...

Justin Richardson
Adventures in the Critical Zone


Exploring carbon dioxide sources at Eel River CZO

An illustrated introduction to Dr. Jennifer Druhan's research on how carbon is stored in the Critical Zone. By Drs. Jennifer Druhan...

Jennifer Druhan
Adventures in the Critical Zone


Why should we care about quartz?

Quartz is beautiful. It shimmers in light and its rainbow of colors have stoked the imagination of everyone from admirers seeking spiritual healing...

Justin Richardson
Adventures in the Critical Zone


A Tale of Two Dust Specks

This comic is based on research conducted by critical zone scientists Sarah Aciego, Emma Aronson, Lindsay Arvin, Stephen Hart, Clifford Riebe, and...

Michelle Gilmore
Adventures in the Critical Zone


What are extreme weather events and how do they change the Critical Zone?

Change is the only constant, it has been often said, and the Critical Zone is not immune to fast and slow changes. Some of the most devastating...

Justin Richardson
Adventures in the Critical Zone


What is the Eel River Critical Zone Observatory?

An illustrated introduction to the Eel River Critical Zone Observatory! By Dr. Bill E. Dietrich and Justin Richardson Illustrated by Alana...

Justin Richardson
Adventures in the Critical Zone


Modeling the Critical Zone

Models are everywhere in modern society. This is far beyond billboards advertising products and in plastic dioramas showing miniaturized versions of...

Justin Richardson
Adventures in the Critical Zone


What is the Southern Sierra CZO?

An illustrated introduction to the Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory! By Dr. Justin Richardson and Michelle Gilmore Illustrated by Alana...

Justin Richardson
Adventures in the Critical Zone


What are clays and do they have a role in the Critical Zone?

There is a saying that big things come in small packages and few things fit this statement more than clays. Clays are important for many aspects of...

Justin Richardson
Adventures in the Critical Zone


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Justin Richardson and his guests answer questions about the Critical Zone, synthesize CZ research, and meet folks working at the CZ observatories

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