The Eel River CZO is largely based in the Eel River watershed in Northern California and is composed of nested components, increasing in scale from an intensively instrumented hillslope to a region encompassing the Eel watershed.
The observatory component leverages the development and use of past infrastructure investments and historical research insights.
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.
25 Aug 2014 - Angelo Reserve, Eel River CZO's primary field site, partially burned by Lodge Lighting Complex fire.
30 Oct 2017 - Water Resources Research published a new special collection in September 2017 featuring concentration-discharge research from multiple CZOs.
06 Apr 2017 - 2017 CZO Webinar Series: Critical Zone and Society.
04 Dec 2015 - Taking the Pulse of the Earth's Surface Systems In September of 2014, Laurel Larsen (UC Berkley), Elizabeth Hajek (Penn State), and others...
03 Nov 2014 - The US CZO National Office has organized a webinar on December 8, 2014 at 11AM - 12:30 PM ET.
06 Mar 2014 - Presentations describing the Integrated CZO Data system and how to use it; for interested CZO investigators, students & staff.
9540.0 km2, 0-2464 m elevation,
The Eel River Watershed (9,540 km2) is a steep mostly undammed Northern California coastal river eroding rapidly through mechanically weak rock with active uplift. Both watershed-climate-ocean productivity investigations and education & outreach have occurred here (supported by prior NSF funds and in collaboration with Friends of the Eel River and the Eel River Recovery Project).
31 km2, 120-1260 m elevation, 10.1 °C,
21 km2, 460-980 m elevation,
0.004 km2, 400-470 m elevation,