Micromorphology (glacial and non-glacial)

Department of Earth Sciences




Micromorphology (glacial and non-glacial)

A technique to investigate the microsedimentology, microtectonics and microstructural geology of in situ sediments. Brock University has one of the few micromorphology labs in the world. Over the past decade a vast collection of sediment thin sections have been built-up permitting a detailed broad understanding of both glacial and non-glacial sediments. This research, conducted by John Menzies and colleagues, has generated a world-wide demand for micromorphological expertise, with applications in Antarctica, Europe, Australia and North America. Allied to this work are ongoing international workshops run in various parts of the world to share this expertise.