Wednesday, August 09, 2006


What is vibrocoring?

A vibracore device uses a vibration source to sink a sample barrel into unconsolidated, water-saturated sediments. The vibrations cause disturbance in the sediment that is in contact with the sample barrel to facilitate penetration. The disturbance is minimal and sedimentary structures are preserved in the sample.

I stumbled across this and thought it was interesting.

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