The Gulf Coast Repository core collection

Phil Rumford, supervisor of curation, Gulf Coast Repository, provides a guided tour of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program’s Gulf Coast Repository facility at Texas A&M University, in College Station, Texas. He explains how the facility stores more than 150,000 meters of rock and sediment cores from the Pacific Ocean and then demonstrates some of the equipment used to study the cores, both aboard ship and in the repository’s laboratory. Rumford also points out the drill cores from the San Andreas Observatory at Depth (SAFOD), the only continental cores stored at the facility, and highlights their value to researchers.

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Runtime: 8:30

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