Facilities, Resources and Equipment



Eddy covariance station, mass balance series, logistics Hintereisferner, water chemistry laboratory (ICs), hand-held weather meters, glacier safety equipment, low frequency ground penetrating radar, cheap IR camera, DSLR, regulated cold room, snow survey equipment 


Different types of microscopes, scanning electron microscope, freeze drier, different coring equipment for lake and peat deposits


CN analyser, wet lab (water chemistry), freeze drier, various special microscopes, flow cytometer and cell sorting facility, lake sediment and water sampling equipment


Different microscopes;  tree-ring width measurement tables; image analysis system

Terrestrial laser scanner, infrared camera

Stable isotopes (fluid inclusions)

Field Equipment: Geopulse 3.5 kHz subbottom profiler (Pinger) mounted on a NRS cataraft; Gravity corer with hammer action; Earth resistivity system for multielectrode tomography (Lippmann 4point light 10W)

Lab Analytics: Geotek Multi-Sensor Core Logger (MSCL-S) with sensors for magnetic susceptibility, P-Wave velocity and γ-densit; Smartcube Camera Image Scanner for split sediment cores or whole-round rock cores (360° scan); Malvern Mastersizer 2000 with three different samplers (wet, dry and small samples) for grain-size analysis using laser diffraction; Fall cone and vane shear testing device (Wille Geotechnik) for obtaining undrained shear strength on sediment cores; Cold storage room for sediment cores.

Software: IHS Kingdom Suite 2015 (seismic stratigraphy and core-to-seismic integration); CODA GeoSurvey and Survey Engine: seismic acquisition and processing; ESRI ArcGIS: GIS platform; RES2DINVx64: 2-D Resistivity & IP inversion


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