Researchers from the Geology and Geophysics group are currently conducting fieldwork on some of the world’s largest river systems in Bangladesh. Working from river cruise boat, Jon Bull, Mark Vardy, and John Davis are using high-resolution multi-beam bathymetry and boomer seismic reflection techniques to map the surface morphology and subsurface architecture of large scours (so-called… Read More Mega-scours in Bangladesh
During July 2014 members of the Geology and Geophysics group took part in a major National Oceanography Centre research cruise on board the RV Pelagia. The focus of the cruise, led by Dr Pete Talling, was to investigate the tsunami risk to the coastal areas of the Nordic Sea. The PhD students involved on this… Read More Research cruise investigates large submarine landslides around the Nordic Seas
A research team from the coastal processes research theme within Geology and Geophysics, led by Prof Carl L. Amos, with PhD student Hachem Kassem, has recently completed a scientific field campaign in Venice Lagoon, Italy. The work was undertaken within RITMARE framework, the Italian National programme of scientific and technological marine research; through sub-project 3, Work Package 4, Action 5; WP4.A5 on hydrodynamic and morphodynamic… Read More Field campaign investigating the hydrodynamics and sediment dynamics in Venice Lagoon, Italy
In order to monitor the early effects of tidal inundation on the morphology and sedimentology of an artificial creek system, fieldwork was undertaken between the 5th and the 11th of September at the Steart peninsula. Participants to this fieldwork were new G&G postgraduate student Clementine Chirol, responsible for the PhD project on the morphological evolution… Read More Fieldwork at the Steart managed realignment scheme, Somerset, 5-11 September 2014
Dr. Derek Keir and PhD student Ryan Gallacher have recently completed a two and a half week seismic deployment around the South of Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania. This work was completed in collaboration with Beach Petroleum (Tanzania) Ltd. and the University of Rochester (USA) with the approval of the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation. The project… Read More Lake Tanganyika Seismic Deployment
Last week Dr Charlie Thompson and PhD student Sam Griffith from Geology & Geophysics began a fieldwork project investigating the survivability of DNA in submerged bone. Cow femur bones, acting as human analogues, are being submerged at four sites in estuarine, riverine and marine areas in Hampshire. In the environment a number of physicochemical and… Read More G & G team begin fieldwork looking at DNA degradation in submerged bone.
G&G phd student Hachem Kassem has recently accepted an award for the AQUAscat 1000R acoustic suspended profiler; the first prize at the Aquatec Equipment Awards 2014 for his research on vertical turbulence structures in the benthic boundary layer. The award comprises a 3 month instrument loan and a travel grant, to deploy the instrument in an upcoming field campaign. The… Read More PhD student Hachem Kassem awarded first prize at Aquatec Equipment Awards
By PhD student Sebastian Pitman: A team of researchers from both the Geology and Geophysics and Physical Oceanography research groups at the University of Southampton have recently spent two weeks studying rip currents on Perranporth beach in Cornwall. The deployment forms an integral part of G&G PhD student Seb Pitman’s research, helping to ground truth… Read More Southampton team research Cornish rip currents
Melis Cevatoglu and John Davis had a successful cruise in Ardmucknish Bay (Oban, Scotland) on board R/V Seol Mara, on 23 and 24 April 2014, under the scope of the QICS Experiment (Quantifying and Monitoring Potential Ecosystem Impacts of Geological Carbon Storage). QICS experiment, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council of the UK, with… Read More Return to Ardmucknish Bay – is the CO2 still in the sub-surface?
A team from Ocean and Earth Science (Jon Bull, Alan Kemp, Helen Miller, and PhD students Rachael Avery and James Fielding) together with Geographer Pete Langdon, and the British Geological Survey (Carol Cotterill and Josepth Hothersall) spent an enjoyable day collecting gravity cores on Windermere on Friday 2nd May. There was a competitive spirit to… Read More A 2-boat core-fest on Windermere