Absolute Gravity Readings at Memorial University

The St John’s Campus of Memorial University is the host of one of only three absolute gravity reference stations on the island of Newfoundland.  Station 991399 is located in a cool, quiet concrete bunker off the Munnels under the Science Building.  Last month, gravity experts Jason Silliker and Rachel van Herpt from the Canadian Geodetic Survey of Natural Resources Canada brought their high accuracy absolute gravity meter FG5-236 (aka “Gertrude”) for a 24-hour-long set of measurements at the station.

MSc Student Receives CSPG and GSA Awards

Congratulations to MSc student Alex Hutter who received a 2017 CSPG Regional Graduate Student Scholarship and a 2017 Geological Society of America Student Research Grant for his thesis project “Detrital thermochronometry and provenance of Jurassic and Cretaceous reservoir sandstones, Jeanne d’Arc basin, Grand Banks, offshore Newfoundland”.


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