The Sediment Laboratory is a departmental
resource and is equipped to facilitate research in
the Quaternary sciences, sedimentology, limnology and
geochemistry. The Laboratory contains equipment (e.g.
Nesje Corer) for coring lake and wetland environments.
There is also access to cold and freezer storage in
the Cold Storage and Experimentation Facility of the Aquatic
Mastersizer 2000 laser particle sizer is available for the measurement of
grain-size distributions throughout the clay-silt-sand range (0.02-2000 µm).
It includes both a wet dispersion unit (Hydro 2000MU) and a dry powder feeder
(Scirocco 2000), for muddy and sandy samples respectively. The system is operated
by a PC with peripherals, including software for the processing of grain-size