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Volume 4, issue 1
Earth Surf. Dynam., 4, 211–235, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-4-211-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Earth Surf. Dynam., 4, 211–235, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-4-211-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 04 Mar 2016

Research article | 04 Mar 2016

Designing a suite of measurements to understand the critical zone

Susan L. Brantley et al.

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In order to better understand and forecast the evolution of the environment from the top of the vegetation canopy down to bedrock, numerous types of intensive measurements have been made over several years in a small watershed. The ability to expand such a study to larger areas and different environments requiring fewer measurements is essential. This study presents one possible approach to such an expansion, to collect necessary and sufficient measurements in order to forecast this evolution.
In order to better understand and forecast the evolution of the environment from the top of the...
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