Labs & Facilities
Modern laboratory facilities are an integral part of Earth science research.
The Department is equipped with computer labs for remote sensing, GIS and modeling, and such facilities as an X-ray diffractometer, scanning and transmission electron microscopes, and rock-cutting and sample preparation equipment. The Earth Sciences Department is located near the Departments of Physics, Chemistry, and Geography, and the Environmental Studies Program, each of which offers extensive analytical facilities available for general use. Nearby Kresge Library supports Earth science research through extensive collections of online and print journals, geologic maps, major reference works and book collections.
The Department of Earth Sciences at Dartmouth College is well equipped with many modern research facilities. These currently include a variety of thermal ionization and gas source mass spectrometers, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometers and optical emission spectroscopy, gas and liquid chromatographs, a gas chromatograph-isotope ratio mass spectrometer, infrared spectrometer, and research-grade petrographic microscopes. These instruments and others are described in their respective lab pages.
- A clean laboratory facility for the study of radiogenic and other isotopes in marine and rock samples. The facility is led by Dr. Sharma.
- (603) 646-0022
- A facility led by Dr. Feng that provides high resolution carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur isotopic compositions for ecological, hydrological and climatic data.
- (603) 646-1642
- A facility led by Dr. Kelly for sample preparation necessary to do measurements of in-situ produced cosmogenic nuclides.
- A facility led by Dr. Aronson and Dr. Meyer for rock dating, specializing in secondary clay minerals.
- (603) 646-0548
- A laboratory for the collection of petrographic and paleomagnetic data.
- A laboratory geophysical field equipment, including gravimeters, GPS and a GPR. The facility is led by Dr. Sonder.
- A lab for the study of sediment transport. The facility is led by Dr. Dade.
- An X-Ray diffraction facility for general use.
- (603) 646-0607
- A rock and soil processing facility for general use.
- A laboratory with computers and software for remote sensing and GIS.
- (603) 646-1273
- An online database of Mineral and Rock samples.
- A series of labs dedicated to material characterization.
- A set of high performance computing laboratories with specialized software.
- (603) 646-0316
- A desktop SEM-EDS facility (see the Rippel Lab for additional EM resources)
- (603) 646-8937
- The library for earth and environmental sciences, chemistry, physics & astronomy
- (603) 646-3563
- The map room on the 2nd floor of Berry Library
- (603) 646-2579
- The main college library
- A Dartmouth College general user facility
- A facility led by Dr. Jackson for analytical geochemistry and trace element analysis and speciation.