SP20: Carbonate Critical Zone Research Coordination Network Workshop Report
This Special Publication is from a virtual workshop organized by the Carbonate Critical Zone Research Coordination Network partnering with KWI. The report describes variations in Earth’s critical zone caused by varying carbonate mineral content, with karst landscapes an important endmember. It suggests that dedicated study of the carbonate critical zone will provide key information about critical zone processes. The workshop developed and tabulated 22 research questions for both natural and social sciences of important directions of study. These research questions align with five key research areas: boundaries and scales of critical zone environments, biological, chemical and physical processes at work, the rates and time frames of these processes, carbon dynamics in the critical zone, and the critical zone and society.
The workshop and publication were supported by the National Science Foundation Grant No. EAR-1905259. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF.
Preprint. ISBN Number TBA. Electronically published.
Free download (KWI Special Publication 20) (.pdf)
Recommended Citation: Martin, J. B. and CCZ-RCN Workshop Participants (2021). Carbonate Critical Zone Research Coordination Network Workshop Report. Karst Waters Institute Special Publication 20. Leesburg, Virginia, Karst Waters Institute.