We use this facility to undertake large-scale analogue experiments of Pyroclastic Density Currents and other geophysical mass flows to unlock the underlying physics.
We use this equipment for mineral identification, vegetation and soil studies and ground truthing remote sensing data. It captures reflected light properties at 350-2500 nm.
We use the Terrestrial Laser Scanner and RTK GPS rovers to get ground control points for airborne datasets and for scanning topography down to mm-resolution.
We use our XRF to analyse major and trace elements in Earth and Environmental Samples, including sample preparation facilities for glass bead and pressed powder pellet preparation.
We use this equipment to analyse of H2O and CO2 in volcanic and melt inclusion glasses.
We use this machine to analyse grain size of fine to very fine ash.
We use our pycnometers to constrain enclosed and interconnected porosity of geological samples.
We use light microscopy for analysing thin sections, and it is an integrated part of our Earth Science undergraduate teaching programme.
We use this instrument to analyse and map trace element concentrations in volcanic rocks, providing insights into the geometry and dynamics of the magmatic plumbing system.
We use our drone fleet for topographic survey and to map thermal anomaly detection on volcanoes and geothermal fields.