GFZ split-core logger - 2nd generation

Analytical performance

Fully automatic acquisition of:

  • split surface morphology using a simple microswitch
  • magnetic susceptibility logs of (soft) sediment cores of up to 1.5 m length using a Bartington MS2E sensor.
  • the optical spectrum of sediment cores using a GretagMacbeth Spectrolino. Color measurements are performed through a circular window of 4 mm diameter. Results are given as 36 spectral lines every 10 nm from 380 to 730 nm along a single trace. Together with spectral data, XYZ and L*a*b* values are stored to an ascii file.

Measuring increment: 1 mm (or larger)

Technical concept: N. R. Nowaczyk, M. Voigt

software development (Kubuntu Linux) for data acquisition: D. Ulbricht


Magnetostratigraphic investigation of lake and marine sediments.

Sample types:

  • split cores,
  • u-channels,
  • x-ray samples.