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High-resolution ITRAX XRF core scanning facility for global change research

Grant


Collaborating Organisation


Scheme


  • Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)

Abstract


  • This facility enables researchers to obtain high-resolution geochemical profiles in the study of environmental change and climate variability. It will provide data on the variation of density and chemical element composition along sediment and soil cores, rock cores, wood samples, speleothems, corals. These archives contain important information such as human activity, climate variability, water quality changes, pollution histories, recent geomorphological change, land use change, introduction of invasive species and the occurrence of bushfires. A better understanding of the occurrence and timing of these major environmental issues is of national and regional importance.

Date/time Interval


  • 2010

Sponsor Award Id


  • LE100100141

Local Award Id


  • 11258

Collaborating Organisation


Scheme


  • Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)

Abstract


  • This facility enables researchers to obtain high-resolution geochemical profiles in the study of environmental change and climate variability. It will provide data on the variation of density and chemical element composition along sediment and soil cores, rock cores, wood samples, speleothems, corals. These archives contain important information such as human activity, climate variability, water quality changes, pollution histories, recent geomorphological change, land use change, introduction of invasive species and the occurrence of bushfires. A better understanding of the occurrence and timing of these major environmental issues is of national and regional importance.

Date/time Interval


  • 2010

Sponsor Award Id


  • LE100100141

Local Award Id


  • 11258