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Laboratories

All of the faculty of the School of Earth, Ocean and Environment are actively involved in research and scholarly activities. If you're interested in a particular faculty member's laboratory, you can access that information on their profile page.

Andean Geophysical Laboratory

Andean Geophysical Laboratory

The Andean Geophysical Laboratory (AGL) was founded in 1987 at the University of South Carolina to use geophysical methods to study the tectonic evolution of the Andean margin of South America. Director: James Kellogg

Lang Biogeochemistry Lab

Lang Biogeochemistry Lab

Research in the Lang lab is focused on what happens when water passes through the rocky subsurface of the ocean and continents. These environments can host unique microbial communities and influence global bioegeochemical cycles. Our principal approach is to characterize the concentrations and isotopic compositions of organic compounds. Developing new analytical techniques is, and will continue to be, central to moving this research forward. Director: Susan Lang.

Coastal Processes & Sediment Dynamics Lab

Coastal Processes & Sediment Dynamics (CPSD) Laboratory

Use this space to describe the item listed in the title. If this item will link to further information, set the context so the user will fully understand what the link will lead them to before they click it. Use the link column on the right to link to a page and the entire list item will become a button. Director: George Voulgaris

Geophysical Exploration Laboratory

Geophysical Exploration Laboratory (GEL)

Research areas include application of active source seismology to the structure, composition, and physical properties of the Earth crust and upper mantle; physical properties of marine gas hydrates, seismic wave propagation and imaging; environmental geophysics; CO2 sequestration (CCS); Petroleum geology and geophysics; and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a tool in the accurate spatial integration of geophysical and geological data. Director : Camelia Cristina Knapp

Marine Sediments Research Laboratory

Marine Sediments Research Laboratory

The Marine Sediment Lab's faculty, staff and students are presently involved with projects in the Cariaco Basin, the California Borderlands, the Gulf of Mexico, the eastern Equatorial Pacific and the Indonesian archipelago. One of the primary objectives of our research is the reconstruction of paleoceanographic and paleoclimatic conditions during the Neogene using deep sea sediments. Another area of research that we are involved in is quantifying the production and flux of sediments in the ocean through the use of sediment traps. In addition to measuring the production and flux of sediments, our sediment trapping projects also present us with the unique opportunity to contribute to the development and calibration of various climate proxies. Directors: Eric Tappa, Bob Thunell

Petrology-Geochemistry-Volcanology Laboratory

Petrology-Geochemistry-Volcanology

Our research combines geological field work with geochemical studies that focus primarily on the use of trace elements and isotopes to understand magmatic processes and their roll in the evolution of the Earth’s crust and mantle. Our interest is primarily in understanding how the geochemistry of island arc volcanic rocks is controlled by tectonic processes in different subduction settings. Director: Gene Yogodzinski 

Satellite Oceanography Laboratory

Satellite Oceanography Laboratory

Our lab trains undergraduate and graduate students, Post-doctoral Scholars and Visiting Scientists, and conducts research in Remote Sensing, Satellite Oceanography, Physical Oceanography, Ocean Dynamics, Air-Sea Interaction, Global Water Cycle, and Climate Change. Director: Subrahmanyam Bulusu

Tectonics and Sedimentation Laboratory

Tectonics and Sedimentation Laboratory

My students and I study the sedimentary record, which we use to better understand the evolution of tectonic plates, mountain belts, ocean circulation, climate and biogeography. We use sediment provenance, magnetostratigraphy, basin analysis, geochronology & thermochronology to meet these challenges. Director: David I. Barbeau, Jr.