The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Geomorphology and Sediment Laboratories

Geomorphology and 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).

It 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.

In this room, we also have the micromeritics sedigraph, dedicated to the analysis of fine grade sediments (silts and clays). It also contains 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.

The final room (annex) houses state of the art (Analytik Jena) multi Elemental Analyser for Carbon, Sulphur and Chlorine in sediment samples. It also contains our GC-MS (Gas chromatography -Mass Spectrophotometer) which combines the features of gas-chromatography and mass spectrometry to identify and analyse different substances within a test sample.

Virtual tours

Geomorphology laboratory
Sediment laboratory