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News Release 07-178

NSF Awards Grants for Three Critical Zone Observatories

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Illustration of a critical zone observatory.

NSF has awarded grants to three critical zone observatories (CZOs) to allow scientists to better understand environmental processes at Earth's surface.

Credit: Roger Bales, University of California, Merced

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