Sediment traps 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. Sediment traps record operational conditions including the sample date, time, and temperature during each sampling event. Upon instrument recovery, the samples are analyzed in a lab for 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)||Endeavour|
|McLane Parflux MK78H-21 Sediment Trap (SN 12294-02)||Endeavour|
|McLane Sediment Trap 78H-21 (S/N 13041-01)||Marine Technology Centre|
|McLane Sediment Trap 78H-21 (S/N 13041-02)||Marine Technology Centre|
|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.