Livingstone corer in water
Livingstone corer in water

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Livingstone

The Livingstone-type drive rod piston corer (Livingstone, 1955; Wright, 1967) can be used to collect successive one-meter drives of soft to consolidated lake sediment in a steel barrel.  Between drives the cores are extruded into split tubes or other containers for storage. Two people at a minimum (and preferably four or five) are required to operate the coring device, as repeatedly pushing the corer into the sediment and pulling it back to the surface are more efficient and effective with additional hands.

Instructions for the operation of the Livingstone corer.

Type:
Direct Push, Piston, Repeat-drive
Minimum Water Depth (m):
0
Maximum Water Depth (m):
30-50
Maximum Sediment Depth (m):
30
Dimensions and Weight:
8 kg, 7x7x150cm, plus drive rods
Minimum Open-Water Deployment Requirement:
vessel with moonpool
Core Diameter/Profile (cm):
5
Lithologies:
Soft Sediment