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Core Description area on the Core Deck.


Depending on the types of sediments or rocks cored, the scientists involved in core description may include sedimentologists, petrologists, or structural geologists. The main duties include

  • Macroscopic visual description of split cores
  • Microscopic observations from smear slides and thin sections
  • Description and measurement of deformational structures
  • Preliminary interpretation of depositional, diagenetic, or deformational processes
  • Selection of samples for shipboard analyses
  • Acquisition of data with split-core tracks, including digital images, diffuse color reflectance, and magnetic susceptibility

DESClogik core and fossil description application

Video Tutorials (Windows Media Player)

Section Half Imaging Logger (SHIL)

Section Half Multisensor Logger (SHMSL)

Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)

Minolta Spectrophotometer

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