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VII. Scientific Equipment

Note: The following abbreviations are used in the table headers below:

  1. MCM - McMurdo
  2. PAL - Palmer
  3. LMG - R/V LAURENCE M. GOULD
  4. NBP - R/V NATHANIEL B. PALMER
  5. AGO - AUTOMATED GEOPHYSICAL OBSERVATORY

Geology/Geophysics

  MCM1 SPole PAL2 LMG3 NBP4 AGO5
Ball Mill Available Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Chronology Clock Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Available Not Available
Data Translation D/A Converters Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Available Not Available
Diamond Drill and Associated Equipment Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Echo Sounder, Bathy 2000 "chirp" sub-bottom profiler Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Not Available
Echo Sounder, Knudsen, Sub-bottom Profiler Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Available Not Available
Echo Sounder, Bathy 2000 "chirp" sub-bottom profiler Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Not Available
Echo Sounder, Simrad EK500 Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Not Available
Gravimeter, Portable Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Not Available
Gravimeter, Sea Fixed Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Not Available
Heliocoder Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Jack Hammer Available Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Jumbo Piston Corer Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Not Available
Kasten Corer Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Available Not Available
Microscope, Electronic Stage w/point counter Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Microscope, Polarizing with Camera Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Microscopes, Petrographic Available Available Not Available Available Available Not Available
Petrographic Scope Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Not Available
Recorders, EPC Analog Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Available Not Available
Rock Saws Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Rock Polisher, Automatic Available Not Available Not Available Available Not Available Not Available
Seismic, Benthos, Single Channel Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Not Available
Seismic Bolt, Long-Life Array, 6 guns, 3000 cubic inches total Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Not Available
Seismic, G/I air-guns (210 cu in) Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Not Available
Seismic, G/I water-gun (25 cu in) Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Not Available
Seismic, ITI multi-channel streamer  (48 channel, 25m group interval) Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Not Available
Seismic, ITI single channel streamer Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Not Available
Survey System, GPS Available Available Available Available Available Not Available
Swath bathymetric mapping system Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Not Available
Thin-Section Machine Available Not Available Not Available Available Not Available Not Available
Time Standard Not Available Available Available Not Available Available Not Available

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