WELCOME TO THE URBAN CRITICAL ZONE CLUSTER

The Urban cluster studies the interaction between the geologic template and the urban footprint and the effects on critical zone processes along the Eastern Seaboard.

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Our Research Questions Include:

  • How does urbanization in a temperate, Eastern seaboard landscape result in a shift from a supply-limited to a transport-limited regime governing solute export?
  • How does the underlying structure of the critical zone along thePiedmont-Coastal Plain transition interact with urbanization toaffect export fluxes?
  • How do chemical and hydrological dynamics associated with urbanization affect material export along the latitudinal gradient from Philadelphia to Raleigh?