Australian Itrax laboratory scans one kilometer of sediment cores

The Itrax Corescanner at ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation) was installed in 2012 and has now passed a total of one kilometre of scanned sediment cores. The milestone is a reflection of the instrument’s unique capability to reconstruct past climate and environments. The information obtained from the core scanner in combination with other techniques provides a multi-proxy approach to solving environmental puzzles. ANSTO and external researchers have utilised the ITRAX to image and identify elements in sediment cores, wood, coral, speleothems, feathers, clams, and whale baleen samples to answer important environmental questions.- See more by clicking this link to ANSTOs newspage: http://www.ansto.gov.au/AboutANSTO/MediaCentre/News/ACS090153#sthash.vMhhNIDx.dpuf