Instrument: Advanced Piston Corer

Instrument Short Name: APC
Instrument Description:

The JOIDES Resolution's Advanced Piston Corer (APC) is used in soft ooze and sediments. The APC is a hydraulically actuated piston corer designed to recover relatively undisturbed samples from very soft to firm sediments.

More information is available from IODP (PDF).

PI supplied instrument name: advanced piston core
Dataset-specific description

All samples described in this study were collected using an advanced piston core, a tool that minimizes core disturbance.