Image: Representative schematic image of the critical zone and the array of measurements that can be made to understand the architecture, fluxes and processes of the CZ. [Click image to enlarge]
A 2007 issue of Elements and 2011 issue of Vadose Zone journal focused on Critical Zone science, particularly that achieved at the Critical Zone Observatories. The issues are available at: http://www.elementsmagazine.org/toc/toc_v3n5.pdf, and https://www.soils.org/publications/vzj/tocs/10/3, respectively. Stay tuned for an upcoming issue of Earth Surface Processes and Landforms featuring Critical Zone science and the observatories.