News

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Water Resources Research Special Collection: Concentration-discharge relations in the critical zone

30 Oct 2017 - Water Resources Research published a new special collection in September 2017 featuring concentration-discharge research from multiple CZOs.

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CZNews: Fall 2017

25 Oct 2017 - The CZO National Office's quarterly newsletter CZNews: Fall 2017.

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82nd Annual Field Conference of PA Geologists tour the CZO

05 Oct 2017 - Just under 250 geologists from across the state of Pennsylvania spent three days (Oct 5-7) exploring outcrops and research sites in Blair, Centre...

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CZNews: Summer 2017

27 Jul 2017 - CZO National Office's quarterly newsletter CZNews: Summer 2017.

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Undergraduate course curriculum, “Introduction to Critical Zone Science,” available free online

23 Jun 2017 - A 15-week semester-long upper-level undergraduate course curriculum entitled “Introduction to Critical Zone Science” is now available free online.

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Contribute a classroom/field activity to NAGT’s Teach the Earth

22 May 2017 - Contribute a classroom or field activity to Teach the Earth.

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The frontier beneath our feet — an AGU commentary on the critical zone

21 Apr 2017 - AGU has published a collection of commentaries highlighting the important role Earth and space science research plays in society.

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2017 CZO Webinar Series: Critical Zone and Society

06 Apr 2017 - 2017 CZO Webinar Series: Critical Zone and Society.

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K-12 Soil Science Teacher Resources

24 Mar 2017 - The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is a professional scientific society, made up of soil scientists, educators, and consultants focused on...

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Critical Zone Profiles - Meet the people doing CZO science (Shale Hills CZO)

26 Sep 2016 - Get a sense of the people and the work. Several members of the Shale Hills CZO are profiled here, including students and professors.


Two new CZO team members begin subsurface investigations at Cole Farm

10 Nov 2017 - Perri Silverhart, MS Student Geosciences, and Caitlin Hodges, PhD Student Soil Science, begin the field component of their research at Cole...

Delegation from China Geologic Survey visits Shale Hills CZO

03 Nov 2017 - During the week of October 30th, Penn State and SSHCZO hosted 15 scientists from the China Geological Survey, with interests ranging from saltwater...

Assessing The Damage To Puerto Rico’s Rain Forest

30 Oct 2017 - The trees in the El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico were raked bare by Hurricane Maria. Grizelle Gonzalez talks with NPR's Melissa Block.

The 2017 – 2018 cohort of TeenShale meets for first in-house & in-field experience

17 Oct 2017 - This year’s cohort of TeenShale Network consists of eight returning participants (10th – 12th graders) and eight new team members (8th...

Hydrogeophysics Workshop Returns to CZO for field campaign

30 Jun 2017 - Over two days, the catena in Garner Run was home base for the Rutgers 2017 Hydrogeophysics Workshop.  Faculty, graduate students, and three...

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Events

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AGU Fall Meeting 2017

American Geophysical Union


New Orleans, Louisiana .


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CZO Town Hall at AGU 2017

Town Hall: Critical Zone Observatories: Platforms for Collaborative Science


New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

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CZO / LTER / NEON / ISMC Joint Workshop

Modeling the Critical Zone; State of the Art, Data Integration, and Frontiers


Boulder, Colorado.

William Ball to visit Penn State and CZO

William Ball, Executive Director Chesapeake Research Consortium, Inc., presents seminar Nov 30


100 Huck Life Sciences Building.

Fall 2017 Seminar Series

Dr. Li Li, Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering, and Dr. Jon Duncan, Assistant Professor of Watershed Hydrology, will present from 12:00pm – 1:30pm in 401 Steidle Building


401 Steidle Building.

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Publications

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Concentration-Discharge Relations in the Critical Zone: Implications for Resolving Critical Zone Structure, Function and Evolution. Chorover, J., Derry, L. A., McDowell, W. H. (2017): Water Resources Research (online) Cross-CZO National

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Growing new generations of critical zone scientists. Wymore Adam S., Nicole R. West, Kate Maher, Pamela L. Sullivan, Adrian Harpold, Diana Karwan, Jill A. Marshall, Julia Perdrial, Daniella M. Rempe and Lin Ma (2017): Earth Surface Processes and Landforms Cross-CZO National

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Geochemical evolution of the Critical Zone across variable time scales informs concentration-discharge relationships: Jemez River Basin Critical Zone Observatory. McIntosh J.C., Schaumberg C., Perdrial J., Harpold A., Vázquez-Ortega A., Rasmussen C., Vinson D., Zapata-Rios X., Brooks P.D., Meixner T., Pelletier J., Derry L., Chorover J. (2017): Water Resources Research 53(5): 4169–4196 Cross-CZO National

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Enhancing Interoperability and Capabilities of Earth Science Data using the Observations Data Model 2 (ODM2). Hsu, Leslie, Emilio Mayorga, Jeffery S. Horsburgh, Megan R. Carter, Kerstin A. Lehnert and Susan L. Brantley (2017): Data Science Journal, 16: 4, pp. 1–16 Cross-CZO National

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Expanding the role of reactive transport models in critical zone processes. Li Li, Kate Maher, Alexis Navarre-Sitchler, Jenny Druhan, Christof Meile, Corey Lawrence, Joel Moore, Julia Perdrial, Pamela Sullivan, Aaron Thompson, Lixin Jin, Edward W. Bolton, Susan L. Brantley, William E. Dietrich, K. Ulrich Mayer, Carl I. Steefel, Albert Valocchi, John Zachara, Benjamin Kocar, Jennifer Mcintosh, Benjamin M. Tutolo, Mukesh Kumar, Eric Sonnenthal, Chen Bao, Joe Beisman (2017): Earth-Science Reviews, 165:280-301 Cross-CZO

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Variability in aboveground carbon dynamics driven by slope aspect and curvature in an eastern deciduous forest, USA. Smith, L., Eissenstat, D., and Kaye, M. (2017): Canadian Journal of Forest Research, vol. 47: 149–158

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Controls on deep critical zone architecture: a historical review and four testable hypotheses. Riebe, C. S., Hahm, W. J., Brantley, S. L. (2017): Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 42 (1): 128–156 Cross-CZO National

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Variation of organic matter quantity and quality in streams at Critical Zone Observatory watersheds. Miller, Matthew P., Boyer, Elizabeth W., McKnight, Diane M., Brown, Michael G., Gabor, Rachel S., Hunsaker, Carolyn T., Iavorivska, Lidiia, Inamdar, Shreeram, Johnson, Dale W., Kaplan, Louis A., Lin, Henry, McDowell, William H., Perdrial, Julia N. (2016): Water Resources Research, 52 (10): 8202–8216 Cross-CZO

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Designing a suite of measurements to understand the critical zone. Brantley, S. L., DiBiase, R. A., Russo, T. A., Shi, Y., Lin, H., Davis, K. J., Kaye, M., Hill, L., Kaye, J., Eissenstat, D. M., Hoagland, B., Dere, A. L., Neal, A. L., Brubaker, K. M., and Arthur, D. K (2016): Earth Surface Dynamics 4: 211-235

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Fully-Coupled Hydrologic Processes for Modeling Landscape Evolution. Zhang, Y., R. Slingerland, and C. Duffy (2016): Environmental Modelling & Software, 82:89-107

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Mineralogical Transformations and Soil Development in Shale across a Latitudinal Climosequence. Dere Ashlee L., Timothy S. White, Richard April, and Susan L. Brantley (2016): Soil Science Society of America, 80:623–636


Recommendations for field-scale induced polarization (IP) data acquisition and interpretation. Zarif, F., Kessouri, P., and Slater, L (2017): Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (in press)

A record of coupled hillslope and channel response to Pleistocene erosion and deposition in a sandstone headwater valley, central Pennsylvania. Del Vecchio, J., DiBiase, R.A., Denn, A.R., Bierman, P.R., Caffee, M.W., and Zimmerman, S.R. (2017): Geological Society of America Bulletin (in review)

Colloidal transport in the Gordon Gulch catchment of the Boulder Creek CZO and its effect on C‐Q relationships for silicon. Aguirre A.A., Derry L.A., Mills J.T., Anderson S.P. (2017): Water Resources Research 53, 2368–2383, Cross-CZO National

Concentration-Discharge Relations in the Critical Zone: Implications for Resolving Critical Zone Structure, Function and Evolution. Chorover J., Derry L.A., McDowell W.A (2017): Water Resources Research (Accepted) Cross-CZO

Earthcasting reveals weathering fluxes increase with warming temperatures but decrease with nutrient cycling. Sullivan, P., Godderis, Y., Shi, Y., Gu, X., Schott, J., Hasenmueller, E.A., Kaye, J., Duffy, C., Jin, L., and Brantley, S.L. (2017): Earth's Surface (submitted)

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