This instrument overlaps pictures of a sediment core taken from a high resolution numeric camera. The file exportation is made in .JPG for display or in .TIF for image analysis.
SmartCIS high resolution core scanenr from SmartCube.
Photograph of the base of core LJC-01 showing (...)
The laboratory has also access to a Beckman Coulter LS-13320 laser granulometer. The granulometer uses the laser diffraction to determine the grain sizes. The measured sizes vary between 0.04 to 2000 μm.
Particle and Surface Analysis (...)
This spectrophotometer can be used to quantify the color of the sediments. The reflectance is measured in the visible spectrum at 10nm interval. In addition the reflectance data can be converted to the following color spaces : HSV, LAB and XYZ.
X-Rite Digital Swatchbook DTP-22 (...)
The Trackpoint III system of ORE Offshore is used to follow the position of our instruments in real-time during their deployment at sea. An acoustic receiver (USBL) is fixed on the ship in the water and a transmitter (beacon) is fixed on the deployed (...)
The MSCL XCT from Geotek is a X-ray core imaging system allowing the acquisition of linear X-ray digital images from all types of cores and the 3D reconstruction of the internal structures of the core. Images can be used to identify sedimentary structures and facies before splitting the cores. (...)
The MS2WFP susceptibility/temperature system from Bartington is used in the investigation of the magnetic mineralogy for the determination of Curie temperatures.
MS2WFP Susceptibility/Temperature system from Bartington
With this bench, cores of different diameters and lengths can be cut in halves. Although the tubes are generally made of PVC, it is possible to cut some metallic tubes by changing the cutting blades. From half cores, we can :
- Photograph the sediment with the SmartCIS core scanner