Post-print of: Lane, CM & Taffs, KH 2002, 'The LOG corer: a new device for obtaining short cores in soft lacustrine sediments', Journal of Paleolimnology, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 145-150.
The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com at http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1013547028068
A wide variety of scientific disciplines require representative samples of benthic sediment. As a result, a large range of sampling devices have been developed, each best suited to a particular set of conditions. However, all sediment sampling devices have inherent design problems that affect the degree to which samples represent the intact sediment. These issues are summarised, and a new corer design (the LOG corer) is presented and discussed. The LOG corer is a remotely-operated light-weight gravity corer suitable for obtaining relatively undisturbed short sediment cores in soft lacustrine sediments.