Physical Pore Properties and Grain Interactions of SAX04 Sands
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS MARINE GEOACOUSTICS DIV
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During the 2004 Sediment Acoustic eXperiment SAX04, values of sediment pore properties in a littoral sand deposit were determined from diver-collected cores using traditional methods and image analysis on X-ray microfocus computed tomography XMCT images. Geoacoustically relevant pore-space properties of sediment porosity, permeability, and tortuosity were evaluated at scales ranging from the pore scale to the core scale from mud-free sediments collected within the 0.07-km2 study area. Porosity was determined from water-weight-loss measurements to range from 0.367 to 0.369, from 2-D image analysis to range from 0.392 to 0.436 and from 3-D image analysis to range from 0.386 to 0.427.
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy