A bit about me…
So a bit about the stable isotope course…
|Guest speaker Adrian Boyce (University of Glasgow and SUERC) lecturing |
on the geological applications of stable isotopes.
One of my personal highlights of the course was a tour of the geological walkway and the geological repository. The geological walkway is a selection of different rocks from each of the geological periods in the Earth’s history from the Precambrian to the Quaternary. Here we got to see Lewisian gneiss, the oldest rock in Britain! On our second day a tour of the National Geological Repository included a stop to see 500km of sedimentary core archives, its sheer size making you realise the huge amount of scientific research that is carried out at the BGS. We also got to see the isotope facility, 16 different mass spectrometers (!) that are used in analysing the different isotopes such as oxygen, silicon, carbon, nitrogen, hydrogen and sulphur (and then there are all the heavier mass isotopes in the radiogenic part).
|Wow, the National Geological Repository at BGS, showing the storage of both |
onshore (left) and offshore (right) sedimentary cores from different geological
periods from in and around the UK.