In the Organic Surface Geochemistry Lab we conduct research on regional differences of the causes and effects of past climate change and variations in biogeochemical cycles.
SedLab Sediment Laboratory
The World in a grain of sand: Tracing Earth surface systems through size and shapes of grains of sand. In the SedLab we analyse the physical composition of sediments. Parameters such such bulk weight, grain size spectra or grain shapes are important measures to understand processes, such as river sediment flux, provenance, transport capacity of rivers, granulometric changes in archive, or grain surface area as reactors for chemical process.
High Resolution Topography Laboratory
Mapping the world in 3D We have a collection of field equipment for the acquisition of high resolution topographic data based on terrestrial laser scanning (TLS), Structure from Motion (SfM), and differential GPS (dGPS).
C³ - Cliff coast collapse observatory
Reintal Rock Fall Observatory
Rock falls are important agents of erosion that shape the topography of bedrock slopes and often threaten life and infrastructure. Therefore a profound understanding of spatial and temporal rock fall patterns and of rock fall triggers is of high importance.
Construction and design
Seismic devices and software
The Geomorphology group is widely involved in exploring Earth surface dynamics at the catchment scale, investigating coupling mechanisms and interaction pathways. In addition to process- and task-specific instruments the main devices used are broadband seismometers and geophones, together with data loggers tailored to specific goals. These items are combined to seismic stations that allow for autonomous data recording and transmission. The group also builds software tailored to the environmental seismology needs, to support data preparation, near real-time event detection, data analysis and visualisation. The group is actively searching for cooperations in which these hardware and software items can be used by external researchers.