BSc (Hons), MSc
- Primary position:
- Postgraduate research student
BSc (Hons) Geography, University of Edinburgh (2007)
MSc Oceanography, University of Southampton (2008)
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Glacial geomorphology, lacustrine environments, sedimentology
Determination of late glacial and post glacial processes using sediments from within Windermere and identification of lakebed habitats
Funding: University of Southampton, BGS BUFI Studentship, the Environment Agency and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.
Primary research group: Geology and Geophysics
Demonstrator SOES6024: Sea Floor Exploration and Surveying 2
Demonstrator SOES2023: An introduction to remote sensing and GIS
POSTER: Windermere Lake Bed Geomorphology
A multibeam bathymetric survey was undertaken in Windermere in September 2010 on the BGS research vessel (RV) White Ribbon. The multibeam echo-sounder transmits sound energy and analyses the return signal (echo) that has bounced off the lake bed. The time for the acoustic signal to travel to the lake bed and back to the receiver is measured and used to produce a detailed picture of water depths.
In addition to bathymetric mapping, sediment samples from the lake bed were used for ground truthing, identifying 5 different sedimentary environments: gyttja (organic rich mud), finely laminated mud, gravel, fine sand and bedrock.
This research has generated images of the lake bed as if there was no water, and has been used to produce a landscape map of the lake. Results are displayed in the Windermere Lake Bed Geomorphology Poster. Additional information on the Multibeam map of Windermere can be found at:
A high resolution copy of the poster can be downloaded from the BGS website, under the publications tab.
Further details are published in:
Miller, Helen, Bull, Jonathan M., Cotterill, Carol J., Dix, Justin K., Winfield, Ian J., Kemp, Alan E.S. and Pearce, Richard B. (2013) Lake bed geomorphology and sedimentary processes in glacial lake Windermere, UK. Journal of Maps, Online First, 1-14. (doi:10.1080/17445647.2013.780986).
Poster produced by Helen Miller. Multibeam Data copyright BGS.
- BBC News story on Windermere
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