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Liverpool Luminescence Laboratory

Rachel Smedley and Andy Plater from the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Liverpool spent a day at our Plymouth site sampling offshore cores for their luminescence properties.


In addition to returning samples to the Liverpool Luminescence Laboratory for dating, measurements were made on site using a portable OSL reader immediately after core splitting to avoid exposure to light. Luminescence data will be used to determine changes in sedimentation rate and source as well as determining the age of the core material. The aim of the work is to study the response of the ancient sea bed to sea-level rise as an analogue for future coastal change.









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