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The laboratory includes a new Zeiss Axio Scope.A1 microscope equipped with circular and linear polarization and condensers and objectives optimized for high magnification viewing (1000x) of calcareous nannofossils. A 14 bit (6 M px resolution) digital camera coupled to the Zen software permits the highest quality digital image acquisition. Processing algorithms in Matlab (C-Calcita by Miguel Angel Fuertes) and Fiji Image J (custom) are implemented to calculate coccolith thickness from birefringence.


The laboratory also includes 3 Zeiss STEMI 2000, one with digital camera, for work with larger microfossils like foraminifera.

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