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2011 News

December  2011

January edition of CSA News features the Critical Zone Observatories

21 Dec 2011 - The January 2012 cover story of CSA News investigates the Critical Zone Observatories.

Cross CZO research proposal awarded to study sediment transport mechanisms

16 Dec 2011 - The call for cross-CZO / cross-disciplinary research proposals was successfully answered by Dr. Diana Karwan, Post-Doctoral Fellow

NSF article highlights new research project stemming from SSHCZO

12 Dec 2011 - Progress in Critical Zone research at the Susquehanna Shale Hills CZO has provided “a better interpretation of the chemistry and flow of...

November  2011

Science Nation video features Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory

01 Nov 2011 - Resources like water can be taken for granted until changes in supply are observed. As global warming accelerates, some areas experience increases...

October  2011

CUAHSI to feature Earth Observatories in this year’s cyberseminar series

11 Oct 2011 - The online seminar series will feature speakers from all six CZOs and cover themes like Water, Sustainability and Climate Studies

Collaborator from Princeton University begins field research in the catchment

04 Oct 2011 - Anne Kraepiel, of Princeton University, visited the SSHCZO last week to begin a laboratory incubation experiment measuring nitrogen fixation rates...

September  2011

CZO PI featured in flood forecasting article for Research | Penn State

28 Sep 2011 - Do we predict floods well? This question and several others were asked of Chris Duffy, Professor of Civil Engineering. His response, several factors...

Special Section of Vadose Zone Journal focuses on CZO research

01 Sep 2011 - As Critical Zone science takes root in the array of disciplines comprised in Earth science and initial observatory results become available, a...

July  2011

Deployment of Non-Invasive Soil Moisture Instrumentation a Success

06 Jul 2011 - Postdoctoral Research Associate Dr. Trenton Franz, Department of Hydrology and Water Resources at the University of Arizona, has successfully...

June  2011

Nine Undergraduates Complete the 3rd Annual Hydrogeophysics Field Camp

04 Jun 2011 - The 3rd annual hydrogeophysics field camp, offered by Dr. Kamini Singha, has come to completion. Nine undergraduate participants, from rising...

CZO REU Summer Field School Brings 7 Undergraduates from Collaborating Institutions

01 Jun 2011 - This summer, the CZO Field School adds a new dimension with two weeks of field work followed by one week of data analysis. Undergraduate...

May  2011

National CZO All Hands Meeting hosted by University of AZ takes place at the Biosphere 2

16 May 2011 - Team members from each of the 6 national CZO’s gathered at the Biosphere 2 to share research progress and develop new directions for cross CZO...

March  2011

The COsmic-ray Soil Moisture Observing System (COSMOS) is coming to the catchment

21 Mar 2011 - A non-invasive, intermediate scale soil moisture measurement network consisting initially of 50 probes is upscaling to 500 probes distributed across...

February  2011

The passing of Kelly Cherrey has touched the SSHCZO community

22 Feb 2011 - It is with sadness yet great appreciation we pay tribute to one of our own, Kelly Cherrey. Cherrey worked tirelessly to build the communication and...

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