ARCHIVED CONTENT: In December 2020, the CZO program was succeeded by the Critical Zone Collaborative Network (CZ Net) ×
Christina CZO was active 2009-2013 ×

Cross-CZO Studies

Our conceptual model -- that hydrological and biological processes that physically mix minerals and carbon are rate limiting to watershed-scale carbon sequestration, chemical weathering and soil production -- requires a whole watershed observatory approach.  

The CZO network provides the ideal framework for testing our conceptual model over settings with differing climate, topography and geology.  The CZO network has thus adopted the goal of quantifying whole watershed budgets of energy, water, carbon and minerals.  

Read our common measurements guide >

CRB-CZO co-PI, Kyungsoo Yoo, explains our hypotheses to Lee Slater (Rugters-Newark), Tom McKenna (DGS), Scott Andres (DGS) and graduate students Beth Wennell (UMN) and Fang Tan (UD) at our Spring Brook site to encourage collaborations with Geophysics and drilling.  Photo: Anthony Aufdenkampe.