Surface Processes, Sedimentology, Stratigraphy & Hydrology

Surface Processes & Hydrology

UCSB Cosmogenic RadioNuclides (CRN) Target Preparation Facility

State-of-the-art sample preparation facility for the extraction and purification of Be and Al from rocks, sediments and soils for cosmogenic analysis. For more information, download the Sample Preparation Manual (PDF).

CILAS 1190 Laser-particle size analyzer

The laser particle size analyzer is able to measure the grain-size of unconsolidated materials ranging in size from 0.04 to 2500 microns in a liquid slurry.

Track-mounted 7822 DT Geoprobe

This hammer-based coring device is capable of collecting 1-inch or 2-inch diameter cores in 5 foot sections to depths of up to 100 feet. It is used to collect sediment samples from shallow Quaternary deposits.

Edgetech 216S portable sub-bottom profiling system

"Chirp" - shallow marine seismic system capable of collecting high-resolution seismic data (with resolution at approximately the decimeter scale) penetrating to depths of almost 20 meters. It is used to image the shallow subsurface in marine, estuarine or lacustrine settings.

Sensors and Software PulseEKKO Pro Ground Penetrating Radar

with 100 and 200 MHz antennas

GPR used to image the shallow subsurface (<5m) in terrestrial settings.

Geodesy and surveying

Riegl Z420i Terrestrial laser scanner, survey-grade Topcon HiPer Lite and  Trimble GPS 4700s, handheld GeoXHs, laser rangers, and Junos for surveying and recording geomorphic and stratigraphic features at cm to mm levels

Jetcraft Aluminum 2125 Landingcraft

Trailerable 20-foot research vessel used to collect shallow cores and seismic data in inland and coastal bays and estuaries.

Jon boat and vibracore raft

Used to collect shallow (<4m) cores in water depths of a few inches to a couple feet in the upper reaches of bays and estuaries or other shallow inland waters.


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