These instruments use a conical-shaped trap to guide settling particles into a sample bottle (~20 bottles is typical). Bottles are rotated when remotely triggered by a user or a set schedule. The Sediment Trap records operational conditions during the deployment including the sample date, time, and temperature during each sampling event. Upon instrument recovery, the samples are brought back to a lab for analysis of particle flux and composition over time.
Individual instruments of the above category, which are (or have been) connected to our observatories. Click an instrument for detailed information.
|McLane Parflux MK78H-21 Sediment Trap (SN 12294-01)||Marine Technology Centre|
|McLane Parflux MK78H-21 Sediment Trap (SN 12294-02)||Endeavour|
|McLane Sediment Trap 78H-21 (S/N 13041-01)||Barkley Canyon|
|McLane Sediment Trap 78H-21 (S/N 13041-02)||Barkley Canyon|
|Technicap Sediment Trap PPS 4/3-24S SN 108||Marine Technology Centre|
Click the instrument categories below for descriptions and lists of instruments belonging to that category.