News

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...
20 June 2017
In 2015 the book "Micro-XRF Studies of Sediment Cores" was published, following the successful 2006 publication of "New Techniques in Sediment Core Analysis". In the two years since publication, chapters from the new book have been downloaded 25,000 times (24,983 at the time of writing). The book is one of the top 25% most downloaded eBooks on SpringerLink eBook collection 2016.     The most popular chapter has been chapter 2: Twenty Years of XRF Core Scanning...
24 April 2017
Prof Tony Brown, Dr Ben R Pears This project primarily looks at the etymology of place-name evidence and the relationship with the physical watery landscape. The period between c.700-1100AD marks the cross over between the initial development of occupation centres, the origin of landscape and settlement nomenclature, and the last major episode on record of rapid warming and weather extremes. This critical period of climate change is targeted because it offers the closest...
Tour of BOSCORF Facility
7 February 2017
On Tuesday the 31st, BOSCORF hosted a tour of the facilities for the joint visit between the HM Treasury and BEIS (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy). During the afternoon science session, 12 partipants accompanied by Professor Ed Hill, Executive Director of NOC, came to BOSCORF for an overview of our repository holdings, a guided tour of our instrumentation and for a showcase of three recent examples of work completed at BOSCORF.   The breadth...
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