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Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences Facilities

Computing Facilities

  • 11 PC workstations for student use
  • 18 node, 144 processor Apple research cluster
  • Geohydrology lab with specialized software
  • Epson 7600 wide format printer
  • Network Color Laser printer
  • Lane Hall WiFi network

Analysis and Preparation Equipment

  • JEOL 6300 Scanning Electron Microscope (Gatan miniCL, EDX, 4pi Revolution)
  • Vacuum sputter and carbon coating equipment
  • Olympus low power binocular microscopes
  • Olympus petrographic microscopes
  • Jenoptik SpeedXT Core 5 microscope camera
  • Molspin Minispin sample magnetometer
  • Molspin Minisep anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility device
  • Molspin bulk susceptibility device
  • Sapphire Instruments SI-4 single axis AF demagnetizer with IRM and ARM generation
  • Bartington MS2C 125 mm core logging magnetic susceptibility device
  • Deltec research furnace
  • Octagon Digital sieve shaker, with coarse to fine 8" sieves at quarter-phi increments
  • Mettler analytical electronic balances
  • Ohaus electronic balances
  • Blue M drying oven
  • Polar Cooler walk-in refrigerator
  • Wide range of manual and semi-automated sample preparation equipment in dedicated lab

Field Facilities and Equipment

  • 18 boreholes on campus for groundwater hydrology teaching and research (GeoJumbo Array)
  • Downhole well observation video camera and recording equipment
  • Suite of Solinst pressure transducer/temperature probes
  • 3 Ruggedized "GeoPad" tablet PC computers
  • Six handheld Garmin Rino GPS/GMRS units
  • Full suite of Brunton pocket transits and Jacob staffs
  • Soft sediment manual coring equipment
  • Rock outcrop cutting and mini coring power tools

Repositories and Collections

  • Large number of topographic and geologic maps covering all states (Tisch Library)
  • Curated fossil collection of ~3000 specimens
  • Curated mineral collection of ~4000 specimens
  • Curated rock collection of ~3000 specimens