Laboratory

Our lab is equipped with the following:

  • Beckman Coultier LS 13 320 Laser Diffraction Particle Size Analyzer
  • Thermo Scientific Thermolyne Muffle Furnace
  • Various marine, terrestrial, and aquatic sediment coring systems
  • MALA Ground Explorer HDR Ground Penetrating Radar
  • Trimble Geospatial surveying instruments and software
  • Aerial Drone Surveys and Structure from Motion data products
  • High precision scales
  • Wild Heerbrugg Microscope
  • Bartington Magnetic Susceptibility Meter M.S.2
The ACGL is capable of processing, analyzing, and interpreting a variety of geospatial data including satellite imagery, aerial imagery, and structure-from-motion topographic models. We are able to use various software packages in our home lab, including ArcGIS, Agisoft PhotoScan, Adobe Illustrator, Trimble Business Center, and RadExplorer to process all our data that we collect in the field. The application of GIS and morphodynamic modeling allow us to create a variety of visualizations including coastal hazard predictive maps to increase understanding and inform local decision-making.
Loss-on-ignition (LOI) sediment analysis uses a high capacity muffle furnace.
The ACGL has all the tools and space needed to process and analyze sediment cores
A station for sieving sediments allows identification of coarse-grained anomalies from storms and tsunamis.
A Beckman Coulter LS 13 320 laser particle size analyzer determines grain size of sediments between 0.5 to 1000 micrometers