X-Ray images of whole round and section half cores enable scientists to:
- Observe structures or objects, such as drop stones, laminations, shells, burrows, faults, and fractures, that might aid in the interpretation of geologic processes, depositional settings, environmental conditions, alteration, and tectonics.
- Aid in core-splitting and whole round sampling decisions aimed at minimizing damaging or disturbing important structures or objects.
- Identify coring disturbance, which can aid in making decisions about coring and measurement strategies.
- Quantify occurrence, amount, distribution, and size of ice-rafted debris, vugs, vesicles, and other features.
- Assist with stratigraphic correlation.
The X-Ray image logger is located on the forward whole round track in the core lab.