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Lake sediment core recovered during recent fieldwork - Image Credit Alice Carter-Champion
14 August 2018
The Younger Dryas (12,900-11,700 yrs BP) was an abrupt climate reversal during the last deglaciation and resulted in severe conditions across the North Atlantic region. This period of climatic extremes was hypothesised to be the result of a freshwater forced weakening of ocean circulation (AMOC) from the Laurentide Ice Sheet, which sat across much of North America 1, 2, 3. This freshwater may have enabled sea-ice advance across the North Atlantic, changing the nature of atmospheric...
19 February 2018
Tephra (volcanic ash) ejected from volcanic eruptions is deposited instantaneously (on geological time scales) creating a layer of equal age in marine and terrestrial sedimentary records, which can then be used as regional dating and synchronisation markers, a technique known as tephrochronology. These deposits are often identified as being undisturbed and primary in nature, but the sampling and analytical methods used may fail to provide the resolution to detect structures that could indicate...
7 February 2018
BOSCORF currently has two vacancies within the team, applications are open until February the 13th for both roles, full details can be found on the links below. Please contact the Curator for an informal discussion about the roles and requirements.   Position 1: Curatorial Assistant This role will support the operation and maintenance of laboratory instruments and core loggers and assist visitors and other users of the repository (mainly scientific researchers and...
30 January 2018
January 2018 saw the first run of a new course delivered by BOSCORF and the University of Southampton: "Techniques and protocols in sediment core description, analysis, data visualization and interpretation". This course was designed for first year PhD students to provide a rapid introduction to the key skills needed for successful analysis of sediment cores and sediment data. "I really enjoyed the technique and protocols in sediment core description, analysis, visualisation and...
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