The GIK-Archive of sediment core radiographs with documentation
- 1Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung, 27515 Bremerhaven, Germany
- 2Institut für Geowissenschaften (formerly Geologisch-Paläontologisches Institut und Museum, GIK), Christian-Albrechts Universität, 24118 Kiel, Germany
Abstract. The GIK-Archive of radiographs is a collection of X-ray negative and photographic images of sediment cores based on exposures taken since the early 1960s. During four decades of marine geological work at the University of Kiel, Germany, several thousand hours of sampling, careful preparation and X-raying were spent on producing a unique archive of sediment radiographs from several parts of the World Ocean. The archive consists of more than 18 500 exposures on chemical film that were digitized, geo-referenced, supplemented with metadata and archived in the data library PANGAEA®. With this publication, the images have become available open-access for use by the scientific community at https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.854841.