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Geophysical Sciences Departmental Equipment

Departmental Equipment

The Geophysical Science Department is very well equipped for an introductory program. We have two lab rooms (fully stocked) and, of course, the R/V Matthew F. Maury, our floating classroom. For equipment, we have one or more of the following:

Peterson screen top sediment sampler
Stereo microscopes
NIO water sampling bottles
Secchi disk
Seabird SE-19 CTD profiler (w/ O2 & pH)
Otter trawl net
#10 mesh plankton net
Current meter
Conductivity meter
pH meters
486dx 66mhz IBM computer
Lab ware
Nikon Petrographic microscope w/35mm camera and videocam
Drying ovens
Springnether SS-80 Seismometer
Limnology soil sampler
Macauly peat sampler
Surveying equipment
Celestron 8 telescope
Sea water analysis kits
Lamotte Colorimeters
Seine net
Jon boat
Rock hammers
Ingram thin section machine
Complete lapidary equipment


In addition to the field and lab equipment, we also have some collections:

  • An extensive mineral collection
  • A collection of replica skulls from the hominid line
  • An extensive collection of fossils (invertebrate, vertebrate, and plants)