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DATA - Boulder Creek


Meteorological measurements at 3 stations.
Soil temperature and moisture sensor network.
Snow surveys and pits at many sites.
Surface water chemistry at multiple elevations.
Data sharing with Niwot Ridge LTER.

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Research Assistant Chrissy Pruett processes samples in the CZO Lab. Photo by Ethan Welty

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Integrated Data System

We are working with other CZOs to develop cross-CZO capabilities for sharing, integrating, analyzing, and preserving CZO data.

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Wide ranging data

CZO datasets are a powerful resource for developing and testing Earth system models. We produce a large volume of data from a wide range of physical, chemical, and biological disciplines as well as spatial and temporal scales. This "flood" of disparate observational data partly reflects a new generation of integrated measurements.  For example, we are using LIDAR imagery, copious isotopic samples, and low-cost sensors; others are also using eddy correlation and embedded sensor networks.


The Boulder Creek CZO is working with the Niwot Ridge Long-Term Ecological Research site (NWT-LTER) to share data, including environmental datasets in the Boulder Creek watershed collected by LTER for decades.


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Looking to start a research project? Please fill out our BcCZO research application form and contact our field manager Nate Rock Send Mail.

Please review the "Field Safety Guide" to learn about hazards and risks that may be encountered.

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We urge all to act responsibly and be courteous.

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Data News

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CZ colleagues: Please contact us about proposals for NSF’s CZ Collaborative Network, due 02 Dec 2019

08 Jul 2019 - CZO will end Nov 2020, succeeded by the “CZ Collaborative Network”. Let’s explore how the CZ community can build upon the CZOs via new NSF proposals.


Korean KNU CZO visit great success!

01 Feb 2016 - BcCZO‬ had a great visit from the ‪KNU‬ ‪‎CZO‬ in South Korea. A new CZO that has been funded for about 5 months...


Geology paper about Boulder flood on release picked up by the press.

01 Apr 2015 - The Boulder Creek CZO and coauthors are highlighted in recent articles for their analysis of flooding and debris flows from the historic 2013...

Eos: Dust in the Wind: Human Impacts to the Colorado Front Range

04 Aug 2020 - Ruth Heindel (former BcCZO post-doc)’s paper was featured by the Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface.

Congratulations Jill Marshall on receiving the 2018 Luna B. Leopold Young Scientist Award

06 Nov 2018 - Marshall Receives 2018 Luna B. Leopold Young Scientist Award

Noah Molotch on KGNU

08 Feb 2018 - The CZO's own Dr. Noah Molotch, director of CWEST, appeared on KGNU during a piece on snow depth and Snow Telemetry (SNOTEL). KGNU is an...

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.

Cold Springs fire!

11 Jul 2016 - The Cold Springs fire is south of Gordon Gulch, and could threaten Gordon Gulch. The greater Nederland area is under an evacuation order, Most roads...

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