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USGS Sediment Core Laboratory (AD)

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Detailed Description

USGS scientists collect core samples from estuaries, lakes, coasts, and marine environments to study a range of physical and chemical properties preserved in sediment or coral over time. They process and analyze these core samples at the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center’s Sediment Core Lab. 

This is among the top core labs in the country. It’s a one-stop-shop for researchers who use sediment and coral cores to investigate past environmental events and conditions. By collecting information about the past found within core samples, geologists contribute towards a better understanding of how conditions may change in the future.




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