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Latest Newsletter - Issue 20

QRA

Throughout the day we were looking at the behaviour of the British-Irish Ice Sheet in Northeast England; the most northernly known Middle Pleistocene interglacial deposit in England; changes in the relative sea-level around the UK and autocompaction of low energy intertidal environments.

We had the opportunity to demonstrate the importance of selecting the right equipment when sampling less cohesive soils like sand. We set up a Stitz Corer for sampling sediments and demonstrated the benefits of a good augering set. In addition we produced a sediment sampler selection table to assist in the selection of the right equipment.

Durham was beautiful, the delegates keen and the weather kind – what more could you ask for?

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