Geomorphology & Sediment Laboratories

‌Our Geomorphology and Sediment laboratories comprise three interconnected rooms. The first (‘dirty’) laboratory is used for analysis of coarse sediments (gravels and sand) and houses powered sieve shakers in acoustically dampened cupboards, sinks for wet sieving and drying ovens. This room is also used as a reception area for field samples and houses our coring equipment.

Adjacent to the coarse sediment facility is our ‘clean’ lab with space for laying out cores for descriptions/logging and microscope work. This room can accommodate small student groups and is equipped with computer projection facilities used during teaching.

The final room houses our Micromeritics sedigraph dedicated to the analysis of fine grade sediments (silts and clays) and our ThermoNicolet Nexus FT-IR (Fourier Transform Infra-Red spectrophotometer) which includes a range of both near infra-red and mid-infrared specialist accessories for use with solid, powdered and liquid samples.