Geotechnical Properties of Six Closely Spaced Sites from Eckernfoerde Bay, Germany,
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS SEAFLOOR SCIENCES DIRECTORATE
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This study was conducted to observe the variability of geotechnical properties of shallow marine sediments collected in close proximity to one another. The sediment found in Eckernfoerde Bay was primarily soft, silty, organic clay. The site for collection was centered around a buoy located at 54 deg 29.88N and 9 deg 59.68E. From this reference point, six sites were chosen to form a circle and from each site 3, 3 meter cores were collected. At the northern most site, pressure cores were taken for cat-scanning and analysis in a hyperbaric chamber. We hope to be able to show the variability in marine sediments with in a confined region through our collection of multiple cores from this relatively small test site.
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy