Model Category: Conceptual
Image: Matrix of variables important in the spatial scaling of critical zone properties
Regolith and biota respond dynamically to critical zone processes. Hence it’s also crucial to consider how flux gradients at respond to changes is underlying climatic, ecologic, and geologic factors through time. In the above matrix, we summarize our conceptual model of these relationships for temporal scales ranging from the glacial timescales of Milankovitch cycles to the instantaneous timescales of the movement of sediment during individual storms.