October 16, 2013

BOSCORF has won funds to make major improvements to its ITRAX micro-XRF core scanner. This involves installation of a new high-resolution RGB  camera, an upgraded X-ray camera to current ITRAX standard, and upgrades to the operating computers, motor card, relay box and X-ray pulse processor. The new camera will provide high-quality RGB colour images.  Image format will be 3 x 16 bit RGB... Read More

September 13, 2013

BOSCORF has just taken delivery of a Geotek Single Track Core Imaging System (MSCL-CIS). This will allow routine and rapid acquisition of high-resolution core imagery soon after core splitting before colour changes can occur (e.g. through oxidation) to provide very high-quality archival records. It will provide precise depth-registered images that can be correlated with other datasets or... Read More

August 20, 2013

As the Arctic is warming rapidly, vegetation expands northwards, potentially leading to increasing nutrient inputs in lakes. This can result in increased storage or release of carbon depending on lake biology and regional geography. Lakes and the Arctic Carbon Cycle (LACC) is a NERC-funded project that aims to improve our understanding of the relationships between climate, vegetation, and arctic lakes and their role in the carbon cycle.


LACC will investigate lakes in arctic... Read More