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White paper of 2017 CZ Science Meeting in Arlington, VA

New Opportunities for Critical Zone Science

Following the June 2017 Arlington Meeting for Critical Zone Science (hosted by CZO), a white booklet was drafted to express the ideas generated and emphasize the knowledge shared during this meeting to the broader public. The document is divided into the following sections:

Booklet sections:

  1. Critical zone knowledge learned over the last decade.
  2. Compelling critical zone questions for the decade to come.
  3. The next generation of critical zone observatories and approaches.
  4. Critical zone education and outreach initiatives.

The report is available at

Discussion on this report is now closed, but comments made on draft meeting report are available at

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