It was an ideal location for access to Ruapehu, Tongariro and the imposing Ngauruhoe (Mount Doom to any Lord of the Rings fans).
Despite the effort of carrying pack, drill and sometimes large quantities of water (to cool the drill bit) the further we walked the more spectacular the views became.I completed a 4 year integrated masters, MGeol at University of Plymouth in 2010.My project title is ‘Further advances in determination of past geomagnetic field strength using synthetic samples, single crystals and basalt samples from the SW Pacific’ and is part of a larger project aimed at modelling data collected in the Southern hemisphere.These projects are filling gaps in Southern hemisphere palaeomagnetic data which will in turn increase the resolution of the models and our understanding of magnetic field behaviour.A big thank you to Gillian and Annika for what must have been an awful lot of time and effort in planning.
Single dating Greve
Yes, I know it’s a hard life but somebody has to do it…… Gillian Turner and Ph D student Annika Greve from Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand. Andreas Nilsson post doc and Emma Hodgson Ph D student from University of Liverpool.My Ph D project ‘Further advances in determination of past geomagnetic field strength using synthetic samples, single crystals and basalt samples from the SW Pacific’ is part of a larger targeted palaeomagnetic study of the SW Pacific with Dr. Gillian Turner and her Ph D student Annika Greve at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand who are also gathering Southern hemisphere palaeomagnetic data.Orientating the cores in respect to north was done with a sun compass as most of these rocks were strongly magnetised and deflected the needle on a magnetic compass. As we were in a National Park we had to be very conscious of our impact on the natural environment so efforts were made to conceal the holes made by the drill.The area was dominated by dense andesites andsome basalt which proved to be quite taxing for the rock drills which were custom made from chainsaws with diamond tip drill bit attachments.
The cores were 2.5cm diameter and around 10cm long these can then be shortened to fit the various instruments used for their analyses.Andreas Nilsson, post doc and supervisors Dr Mimi Hill and Dr. They are looking to complete a palaeosecular variation curve (changes in the direction of the local geomagnetic field) for the last 10,000 years in the SW Pacific area this can then be used as a reference curve to help dating in the area.At Liverpool we look at the past intensity of the magnetic field, the methods used and modelling of the data.Die Hamburger Kommissarin Anna Greve steckt nach wie vor kopfber in privaten Problemen – und muss mit ihren Kollegen einen brutalen Mord am Ufer der Elbe aufklren.Eine verheiratete Frau, offenbar mit ihrer Ehe unzufrieden, hat sich mit einem Unbekannten getroffen und wurde von ihm bestialisch ermordet.