Faculty of Science - Earth Sciences News

Jason and Rachel are measuring gravity using our CG-5 placed on the lowermost of the three platforms set up above Station 991399.  Jason took 7 measurements on each of the platforms to check for repeatability and to allow for drift as the CG-5ís spring pr

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.

Alex Hutter

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”.