August 14, 2018

The Younger Dryas (12,900-11,700 yrs BP) was an abrupt climate reversal during the last deglaciation and resulted in severe conditions across the North Atlantic region. This period of climatic extremes was hypothesised to be the result of a freshwater forced weakening of ocean circulation (AMOC) from the Laurentide Ice Sheet, which sat across much of North America 1, 2, 3. This freshwater may have enabled sea-ice advance across the North Atlantic, changing the nature of atmospheric... Read More

February 19, 2018
Tephra (volcanic ash) ejected from volcanic eruptions is deposited instantaneously (on geological time scales) creating a layer of equal age in marine and terrestrial sedimentary records, which can then be used as regional dating and synchronisation markers, a technique known as tephrochronology. These deposits are often identified as being undisturbed and primary in nature, but the sampling and analytical methods used may fail to provide the resolution to detect structures that could... Read More
February 7, 2018

BOSCORF currently has two vacancies within the team, applications are open until February the 13th for both roles, full details can be found on the links below. Please contact the Curator for an informal discussion about the roles and requirements.


Position 1: Curatorial Assistant

This role will support the operation and maintenance of laboratory instruments and core loggers and assist visitors... Read More