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The researchers at CAGE have access to an Avaatech XRF core scanner, used to measure the element composition of a variety of geological samples.

The Avaatech XRF core scanner is mainly used to measure the element composition of marine and lacustrine sediment cores from high northern latitudes to:

  • Reconstruct palaeo-oceanographic changes in the Nordic Seas and around Svalbard
  • Reconstruct palaeo-climatic variations on Svalbard, in Scandinavia and on Iceland
  • Identify source areas of deep-sea turbidites in the Nordic Seas
  • Investigate sedimentary processes and slope stability of glaciated continental margin

This equipment is owned by the Department of Geology at UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

For more information contact Trine Dahl.