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WHCMSC Sediment Laboratory

The Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center (WHCMSC) Sediment Analysis Laboratory is a Center-wide resource that performs analyses relating to grain size, mineralogy, composition, and sedimentary character of samples collected by WHCMSC researchers and their partners using state of the art techniques and analytical equipment.

Sediment Lab Instrumentation

The Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center (WHCMSC) Sediment Analysis Laboratory offers a wide range of analytical techniques and methods to help characterize sediments and mineralized samples from coastal, nearshore, and marine environments.

magnified mixed sediment shown under a microscope
Sample of mixed sediment shown under a microscope at 7.5x magnification.  Dark-colored, coarse-grained stamp sands are readily distinguishable from light-colored, finer-grained native sand.  Scale bar at bottom right for reference.

Publications

Collections management plan for the U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center samples repository

Since 2002, the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Samples Repository has been supporting U.S. Geological Survey research by providing secure storage for geological, geochemical, and biological samples, organizing and actively inventorying these sample collections, and providing researchers access to these scientific collections for study and reuse. Over the years, storage facilities ha