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Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geography




Atmospheric Science Lab

undefinedThe Atmospheric Science Lab houses state-of-the-art meteorological instruments to support climate and environmental research. It serves as a research lab where faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students prepare (test, design, calibrate, repair) measurement systems for a variety of field research projects funded by federal agencies such as DOE & NASA. It is where faculty and students meet to analyze and disseminate real-time local weather data collected from two weather stations (ECU east campus, VOA site), discuss current events (hurricane), and other research results.


Center for Geographic Information Science

undefinedThe Center for Geographic Information Science at East Carolina University provides an organizational structure and a central facility for the purposes of enhancing research, instructional, and outreach activities that deal with creation and use of geographically referenced data. Twenty-five networked work-stations provide access to regional data, GIS software, and remote sensing software.

For more information, please visit Center for Geographic Information Science.


Terrain Analysis Lab


The Terrain Analysis Lab (TAL) at East Carolina University (ECU) is a multi-disciplinary lab in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences. The goal of TAL is to aid the production and analyses of digital terrain models (DTM). Our goal is to assist ECU Departments, Centers, and Institutes in research and other applications of point clouds, 3D models, and DTM. We are also working collaboratively with several Federal Agencies on topics related to terrestrial laser scanning.

For more information, please visit the Terrain Analysis Lab.


Sediment Analysis Laboratory

undefinedThe Sediment Analysis Laboratory is fully equipped for chemical and mechanical analyses of soils and sediment. Equipment includes a water filtration system, fume hood, drying ovens, muffle furnace, dessicators, digital balances, sieves and sieve-shakers.




Spatial Laboratory

The Spatial Lab is a dedicated computer lab facility oriented towards providing instruction and research space for students associated with the Department of Geography. Located in Brewster D-201, it houses 15 Dell PCs (flat screen monitors), Calcomp digitizing tablets, and a suite of GIS software (ESRI’s ArcGIS including extensions and Arc/Info Workstation; ERDAS (Imagine). Students in the Spatial Lab may access various GIS data served from the GISc Center across the campus network.