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Field equipment

Field equipment

The Geography Science Laboratories have a range of field equipment and field gear. Loan of equipment is available to undergraduate and graduate students, and post-doctoral workers from the Department of Geography through the department's Field Equipment Service.

Field equipment items held by the laboratories includes:

Location and navigational equipment

  • Hand held GPS units
  • Compass clinometers
  • Prismatic compass

Surveying equipment

  • Abney levels
  • Binoculars
  • Levelling equipment
  • Plane table
  • Plane table alidades
  • Small spirit levels
  • Level
  • Levelling staff
  • Levelling tripod
  • Ranging poles
  • 1m rules
  • 5m tapes
  • 30m tapes
  • 50m tapes

Water quality equipment

  • Dissolved Oxygen meters
  • Biochemical oxygen demand bottles (small)
  • Biochemical oxygen demand bottles (large)
  • Phosphate water testing kits
  • Nitrate water testing kits
  • Calcium Hardness water testing kits
  • Magnesium Hardness water testing kits
  • Data-loggers
  • Conductivity meters
    - both low range and high range.
  • pH meters

Vegetation and soil survey equipment

  • Quadrats
  • Torvane
  • Penetrometer

Drilling equipment

  • Dutch auger
  • Livingston corer
  • Russian corer
  • Hiller
  • Gouge auger
  • Soil augers
  • Grppers
  • 1 metre drilling rods
  • Auger handle
  • Collapsable shovel
  • Spades
  • Trowels

Field gear

  • Gloves
  • Hard hats
  • High visibility jackets
  • Waders
  • Wellington boots
  • Walking boots

Camping equipment

  • Tents (Vango, Valle and Mammut)
  • Mallets
  • Pegs
  • Ground sheets
  • Cutlery
  • Cooking pots
  • Cooking pans
  • Plates

Boating equipment

  • Avon inflatable dinghy
  • Small inflatable dinghy
  • Foot pump
  • Personal depth sounder
  • Life jacket
  • Buoyancy aids
  • Dry suit

Miscellaneous

  • Anemometers
  • Digital Voice recorders
  • Windwatch
    - which incorporates a barometer, altimeter, temperature probe and anemometer in a single hand held device. It can also measure wind-chill
  • Digital cameras
  • Spring scales
  • Sieves
  • Calipers
  • Conductivity meters
    - both low range and high range.
  • pH meters
  • Stopwatches
  • Temperature probes
  • Thermo-hygrometers
  • Water carriers
  • Infiltration kits
  • Buckets
  • Kick test apperatus
  • Bamboo canes
  • Ski boots
  • Cool boxes