A method for sampling fine-grained surface sediments in intertidal areas
The upper 2-5 mm of the intertidal zone can be sampled using a dry ice acetone freezing technique. The method consists of freezing a thin layer of sediment to the bottom of a steel can to recover a thin frozen disk that can be analyzed for sediment properties such as texture and composition.
Journal of Sedimentary Research
SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Anderson, F.E. and L.F. Black. 1980. A method for sampling fine-grained surface sediments in intertidal areas. J. of Sed. Pet. 50:637-638.