Department of Earth and Climate Sciences - Physical Resources

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SEISMOLOGY STATIONS AND DATA CENTER seis-ecs

The Department of Geology runs a Seismology section under Geophysics thematic area.This is composed of a fully equipped laboratory with computers and servers that receive data from our 10 field seismic stations.The field seismic stations includes,Kilimambogo,Magandi, Kibwezi,Lodwar,Nairobi, and five other more spread across the country.The data is analysed by our Technical staffs and stored in the serves for use by students,researches and construction companies.The data is also used to generate a Seismic Hazard Map of kenya and the Global Seismic Hazard Map.

GEOCHEMICAL LABORATORY 3lab-ecs

Atomic Absorption spectrometer (AAS)/ Graphite furnace
LCD projector
Weighing balances (1 analytical balance; 2 top-pan)
Water Distiller
Spectrophometer (DR 6000)
Oven (200C)
Waterbath equipment
Two Deep freezers for sample storage
Laboratory Glassware (test tubes, beakers, volumetric glasses, pipets, etc)
Chemical store
Conductivity meter

PALEONTOLOGY LABORATORY 2lab-ecs

Paleontology Laboratory

Catalogued Fossil and microfossil specimens of different geological ages and depositional environment
Geological and topographical  Maps
LCD Projectors

MINERALOGICAL LABORATORY lab-ecs

Mineralogical Laboratory

Petrographic Microscopes- 10pcs
Student microscopes – 25 pcs
Research Microscope – 10 pcs
Gemological Microscope – 2 pcs
Ore Microscope – 1 piece
Stereographic microscopes – 14 pieces
Universal stage – 3 pieces
Stereoscopes for aerial photographs interpretation
Catalogued l rock and mineral samples of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary origin

GEOLOGICAL LIBRARY lib-ecs

The Department has a library that has geological reports, journals and books related to the thematic areas. The students access the books on demand and can use them during class time for references and borrow on short loan