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Methods and Techniques - Coring Techniques and Winter Fieldwork

Adam, K. M. 1978
Building and Operating Winter Roads in Canada and Alaska. Environmental Studies No. 4. Environmental Division, Northern Environmental Protection and Renewable Resources Branch, DINA, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. 221 pages.
AEU SCI CA1 R71-19/4-1978 (Gvt. Pubs.) See pages 63-70 for information on travel over ice and formulae to calculate thickness of ice required for certain loads. Ice thickness should be carefully checked before venturing out to core!.

Cushing, E. J., and H. E. Wright Jr 1965
Hand-operated Piston Corers for Lake Sediments. Ecology 46:380-384.
AEU SCI QH 540 E19 Paper contains drawings that could be used to machine a corer.

Book cover Glew, J. R., J. P. Smol, and W. M. Last 2001
Sediment Core Collection and Extrusion. In Tracking Environmental Change Using Lake Sediments. Volume 1. Basin Analysis, Coring, and Chronological Techniques, edited by W. M. Last and J. P. Smol, pp. 73-105. Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research Volume 1. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

Moorman, B. J., and F. A. Michel 1997
Bathymetric Mapping and Sub-bottom Profiling Through Lake Ice with Ground-penetrating Radar. Journal of Paleolimnology 18:61-73.
AEU SCI QE 39.5 P3 J86

Reasoner, M. A. 1986
An Inexpensive, Lightweight Percussion Core Sampling System. Géographie physique et Quaternaire 40:217-219.
AEU SCI G 1 R452 Descibes the "Reasoner corer," a simple percussion coring system using plastic pipe and climbing rope.

Reasoner, M. A. 1993
Equipment and Procedure Improvements for a Lightweight, Inexpensive, Percussion Core Sampling System. Journal of Paleolimnology 8:273-281.
AEU SCI QE 39.5 P3 J86

Smith, D. G. 1998
Vibracoring: A New Method for Coring Deep Lakes. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 140:433- 440.
AEU SCI QE 500 P15

Wright Jr, H. E. 1967
A Square-rod Piston Sampler for Lake Sediments. Journal of Sedimentary Petrology 37:975-976.
AEU SCI QE 420 J86 The main sources for information on the modified Livingstone piston corer, including diagrams that can be used to machine one.

Wright Jr, H. E. 1991
Coring Tips. Journal of Paleolimnology 6:37-49.
AEU SCI QE 39.5 P3 J86 Experience distilled from many years of coring lakes.

Wright Jr, H. E., D. A. Livingstone, and E. J. Cushing 1965
Coring Devices for Lake Sediments. In Handbook of Paleontological Techniques, edited by B. Kummel and D. M. Raup, pp. 494-520. W. H. Freeman, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
AEU SCI QE 713 H23

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