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Data report: radiography and X-ray CT imaging of whole core from IODP Expedition 308, Gulf of Mexico1

H.M. Nelson,2 P.B. Flemings,3 J.T. Germaine,4 and B.E. Dugan5


We completed 151 radiographs and 12 X-ray computed tomography (CT) scans from whole cores taken during Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Expedition 308. In Brazos-Trinity Basin IV, 29 radiographs and 1 X-ray CT scan were taken at Sites U1319 and U1320. In Ursa Basin, 122 radiographs and 11 X-ray CT scans were taken at Sites U1322 and U1324. These radiographs and X-ray CT scans were completed to select undisturbed portions of the core for experiments and to qualitatively assess the presence of inclusions and variation in the whole-core soil samples from the expedition. The imaging was performed at three locations: Pennsylvania State University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Rice University.

1 Nelson, H.M., Flemings, P.B., Germaine, J.T., and Dugan, B.E., 2009. Data report: radiography and X-ray CT imaging of whole core from IODP Expedition 308, Gulf of Mexico. In Flemings, P.B., Behrmann, J.H., John, C.M., and the Expedition 308 Scientists, Proc. IODP, 308: College Station, TX (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International, Inc.). doi:10.2204/​iodp.proc.308.213.2009

2 Department of Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park PA 16802, USA.

3 John A. and Katherine G. Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX 78712, USA.

4 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA 02139, USA.

5 Department of Earth Science, Rice University, Houston TX 77005, USA.

Initial receipt: 7 July 2008
Acceptance: 6 October 2008
Publication: 31 March 2009
MS 308-213