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Overview

BRIDGE DECK
Science office
Technical support office
Operations office
Nitrogen generator

CORE DECK
Core receiving
Core splitting/sampling
Core description
Microscopy
Paleomagnetism
Paleontology prep
Petrophysics
Stratigraphic correlation
Downhole measurements
Electronics shop
Science container
Lab chemicals

FO'C'S'LE DECK
Chemistry
Microbiology
Thin section
X-ray
Sample preparation
Conference room
Imaging office
Publications office
Staff office
Hospital
Lab chemicals

MAIN DECK
Mess hall, galley, laundry


'TWEEN DECK (forward)
Recreation


'TWEEN DECK (lower)
Computer & data services


HOLD DECK
Core storage


FANTAIL
Underway geophysics


Accommodations

Ship's systems


Core Deck: Core Description Lab

See the Core Deck panoramic virtual tour.

Function

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

Instruments

  • Ergonomic visual core description stations and software
  • DESClogik core description application (Quick Start guide; Paleo Quick Start guide; see tutorial movies)
  • Section Half Imaging Logger (SHIL) (Quick Start guide; User guide; Cumulus)
  • Section Half Multisensor Logger (SHMSL) for spectral reflectance and point-source magnetic susceptibility (Quick Start guide; User guide; Cumulus)
  • Two Zeiss SV-II binocular zoom microscopes
  • Minolta color reflectance spectrometers for manual scans
  • Please note that proprietary manuals may be available upon request and subject to limited use

Core description station



SHIL



SHMSL





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