Facilities

To survey and collect sediment samples and cores in the field, we have a range of tools, including: gouge auger, vibracore system, Livingston corer, StrataBox Chirp profiler, Phantom drone

In the lab, sediment cores are split, described, wrapped, and kept in cold storage

The lab has the essential tools for describing sediment composition: a drying oven, muffle furance, and sieves of various sizes

We use a Malvern Mastersizer 3000 Hydro LV (“MAL”) to precisely measure particle size distributions of sediments

Our Canberra BEGe detector (“EMMETT”) is used to measure 210Pb, 137Cs, and 7Be activity on sediments. These isotopes allow us to constrain sediment ages and sedimentation rates for the last ~150 years.

We regularly develop chronologies from 210Pb, 137Cs and 7Be activities measured on our BEGe; if you are interested in using these isotopes to date a profile, please contact us.