TH43A: Critical Zone Observatories: Platforms for Collaborative Science
Thursday, 13 December 2018, 12:30 - 13:30, Marriott Marquis - Independence A-C
Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs) are natural laboratories for investigating Earth surface processes. CZO research seeks to understand these coupled processes across all timescales using quantitative models parameterized from observations of meteorological variables, streams, and groundwater, and sampling and analyzing landforms, bedrock, soils, and ecosystems. Teams of cross-disciplinary scientists at nine sites across the United States work to further CZ science using field and theoretical approaches, education and outreach. The U.S. network includes a national office that currently is working to develop ties with other U.S. entities including the LTER network and CUAHSI, and various international environmental science networks.
In this town hall the CZO community seeks to engage the greater Earth surface and environmental science community through: 1) a brief update of recent U.S. network and international activities; and, 2) short presentations by researchers highlighting important advances that could not have been made without the CZO approach. All scientists interested in problems related to Earth surface and environmental science are invited.