Measuring grain-size from core samples

On the left is a photo of a sediment core in three panels. On the right, a graph with multiple colored lines plots grain size.

Detailed Description

At left, photos of a marine vibracore show multiple distinct sediment packages. Representative samples from distinct sediment packages are indicated by the labeled, colored squares and were measured for grain size. At right, the grain-size distribution shows what percentage of each sample is composed of sand, silt, and clay.


Image Dimensions: 1292 x 692

Location Taken: US