How Water, Carbon, and Energy Drive Critical Zone Evolution: The Jemez–Santa Catalina Critical Zone Observatory

@article{Chorover2011HowWC,
  title={How Water, Carbon, and Energy Drive Critical Zone Evolution: The Jemez–Santa Catalina Critical Zone Observatory},
  author={Jon Chorover and Peter A. Troch and Craig Rasmussen and Paul D. Brooks and Jon D. Pelletier and David D. Breshears and Travis E. Huxman and Shirley A. Kurc and Kathleen A. Lohse and Jennifer C. McIntosh and Thomas Meixner and Marcel G. Schaap and Marcy E. Litvak and Julia N. Perdrial and Adrian Adam Harpold and Matej Durcik},
  journal={Vadose Zone Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={10},
  pages={884 - 899}
}
The structure of the critical zone (CZ) is a result of tectonic, lithogenic, and climatic forcings that shape the landscape across geologic time scales. The CZ structure can be probed to measure contemporary rates of regolith production and hillslope evolution, and its fluids and solids can be sampled to determine how structure affects CZ function as a living filter for hydrologic and biogeochemical cycles. Substantial uncertainty remains regarding how variability in climate and lithology… 

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