Facilities and Equipment
The LARS Research Facility was established in 2008 with funding from the Canadian Foundation of Innovation, Ontario Research Fund and the University of Western Ontario. The LARS Research Facility supports and promotes research focused on water quantity and quality and provides researchers with an advanced, integrated and highly adaptable suite of field and laboratory instruments with which to determine how natural and anthropogenic factors impact water resources, with particular emphasis on determining natural variability and recent trends of water quantity and quality in remote and urbanized regions.
The LARS Research Facility includes equipment for 1) sediment core retrieval, archival and storage; 2) aquatic measuring and monitoring; 3) high-resolution sediment stratigraphy, and 4) paleoenvironmental analyses. A GEOTEK multi-sensor core logger to non-destructively and rapidly archive p-wave velocity, gamma ray density, magnetic susceptibility, and conductivity and acquire high-resolution scans is available for core logging.