MSCL-S: Multi-Sensor Core Logger
Core samples are collected on land and at sea by the hydrocarbon, mining and construction industries, as well as by the military. For academia they are now an essential part of climatic research. The cores come as exposed hard rock samples or as soft sediment encased in plastic sleeves. Correctly analysed, they yield crucial information about the properties of rock or sedimentary strata. The hydrocarbon industry, for example, needs accurate data on the porosity, grain size, and correlation parameters of surrounding geology, whereas the construction industry and the military may be interested in geotechnical properties such as P-wave velocities, density and water content.