Marine Geoscience Data System
LIS2:Sediments PhysicalProperties:Sediment
Physical Properties Derived from Gravity Cores acquired during Long Island Sound Mapping Project Phase II
Physical Property data of the sediment cores collected with a gravity corer as part of the Long Island Sound mapping project Phase II. Physical properties were measured at 1 mm intervals using a GEOTEK Multi-Sensor Core Logger. Properties measured included density, porosity and magnetic susceptibility. In order to precisely co-register information from the different sensors, each core was run in a custom sample holder equipped with density, height, and distance markers, as well as wet bulk density calibration section. In order to achieve high-resolution density measurements, the window on the NaI detector, used to measure gamma ray attenuation, was modified to a 1 mm x 20 mm slit using a custom-made lead insert. We further modified the system by reconfiguring the laser displacement sensors to make precise, non-contact core thickness deviation measurements, which are required to estimate wet bulk density from the gamma attenuation signal. Magnetic susceptibility was measured using a Bartington MS2E sensor with a probe diameter of 25mm. The Excel spreadsheet has one worksheet per core.
Device Info
Sampler:Sediment:GravityCore
Device Info
Logger:Core
GeoTek:MSCL-S
Platform
Pritchard (Boat)
Stony Brook University
Quality
2
The data have been processed/modified to a level beyond that of basic quality control (e.g. final processed sonar data, photo-mosaics).

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