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Durham University

Durham Geochemistry Centre

Sir Kingsley Dunham Palaeoclimate Laboratory

The Sir Kingsley Dunham Palaeoclimate Laboratory is housed in Durham University’s Department of Earth Sciences, and is equipped with a state-of-the-art New Wave micromill capable of milling stalagmite samples at a micron-scale resolution. The lab is also equipped with a Proxxon micromill that is primarily used for lower resolution (annual-scale and greater) sampling. Milled samples are weighed out using a Mettler Toledo 6 figure XS3DU Microbalance. The lab also benefits from a super clean water system and two fume hoods.

Field monitoring equipment also housed in the Sir Kingsley Dunham Palaeoclimate Laboratory include automated drip loggers for aiding in the selection of appropriate stalagmite samples, numerous carbon dioxide loggers for both cave and soil air, temperature loggers, humidity loggers, barometric pressure loggers, conductivity monitors, radon loggers, and rain gauges

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