Here at UW-L, we offer our Geography and Earth Science students
a chance to further their exploration of study in the
discipline with our fully equipped, hands-on, lab facilities.
|Our GIS and Geo-techniques labs are
fully equipped with the latest hardware and software to enhance student
learning. Both labs feature 30 student workstations with the latest GIS
and Remote Sensing software as well as other supporting software.
|Our Soils Laboratory functions
primarily as a teaching lab, but also supports undergraduate and
faculty research projects. In addition, the lab also supports
projects carried out by the Mississippi Valley Archaeology
The lab is well equipped for carrying out a variety of physical
and chemical soil analyses, including particle size, soil
texture determinations, bulk density, moisture content, pH,
total carbon, organic carbon, carbonates, total nitrogen,
organic materials, and magnetic susceptibility.
The lab also has equipment for carrying out field work that
includes, manual and powered coring devices, a magnetic
susceptibility meter, and a ground conductivity meter.
||Our Map Library boasts a collection of
thousands of maps both new and old that cover nearly every area
of the globe. All are fully available for student use to help
broaden their geographic horizons.
**The Map Library has been relocated to the basement of the
Murphy Library room 17.**
||Our Meteorology Station currently supports
nine different instruments and has the ability to measure solar
radiation, net radiation, air temperature, humidity, soil
temperature, soil heat flux, wind speed, wind direction,
precipitation, and barometric pressure.
The station is located 43° 48' 58.5" North,
and 91° 13' 57.1" West.
The station also has the capability of logging and transmitting
data. We hope to use these capabilities to display current
weather data on this site in the near future.