Seafloor Sediment and Rock Sampling

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There are a variety of methodologies to obtain seafloor sediment and rock samples, and deciding which one to use depends on the scientific question being addressed, the type of seafloor material being targeted, what the vessel can support and finally the cost. Nowadays, any type of seafloor can be sampled, no matter how soft or hard or inhospitable and technological advances, largely driven by the hydrocarbon industry, continuously allow us to go deeper and deeper into the sub-seafloor and, by definition, into geological time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer Geology
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783319578521
ISBN (Print)9783319578514
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameSpringer Geology
ISSN (Print)2197-9545
ISSN (Electronic)2197-9553


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