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UA Awarded $4.35M to Study Earth’s Critical Zone
The zone from the treetops to the bottom of the groundwater table has been dubbed the “Critical Zone” because of its key role in processing and cycling water, carbon and nutrients necessary for life.
An interdisciplinary team of researchers has established a “Critical Zone Observatory” [CZO] in the Southwest with the help of a five-year, $4.35 million grant to the University of Arizona from the National Science Foundation.
Date released:Aug 5 2010