News

27 November 2017
BOSCORF has recently completed a large ITRAX scanning project with Matt Nichols, currently a second year PhD at Southampton. Here Matt details how he will be using the Ca/Ti ratio to refine the age model for his core, and the importance of XRF data in this study.   Mediterranean outflow water (MOW) leaking into the Atlantic Ocean has been shown to significantly affect Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC), one of the main long-term drivers of heat distribution...
22 November 2017
This month, PhD Student Rachel Devine details her work using the ITRAX to count Swedish Varves, and constraining the drainiage of the Baltic Ice Lake.   Picture: Varves from the Baltic Ice Lake in Östergötland – Image Credit Rachel Devine During the last deglaciation, outbursts of cold water into the North Atlantic have been proposed to alter climate by modifying the salinity of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, causing significant cooling events...
2 October 2017
  Last month BOSCORF delivered an engaging NERC funded Advanced Training Short Course to 15 successful applicants. This course was designed for PhD and ECR researchers who will be using a variety of non-destructive data as part of their research. The course ran for two and half days at the NOC, Southampton, and was delivered by a range of academics, industry professionals and BOSCORF staff. The first day of the course covered the range of instruments available at BOSCORF, and a...
20 June 2017
This month BOSCORF has generated an ITRAX dataset for PhD student, Gabriella Jardine. Here she briefly explains the focus of her research, and how the BOSCORF analysis will contribute.   The most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report highlighted that the world’s arid and semi-arid regions are predicted to expand and experience more frequent and intense periods of aridity and drought. It has been suggested that this transition is already underway in...