Coring With A Russian Peat Borer in Sumatra, Indonesia
Coring equipment, such as this Russian Peat Borer, are designed to capture organic rich sediments many metres underground. Retrieving peat cores is often a labour-intensive task carried out by teams of two or more. In Padang, Sumatra, our scientists work hard to gather samples of peat, in search of ash layers from past eruptions that may have settled into the ground. Evidence such as these can clue in on the region's history of volcanic eruption.