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Surficial sediment data along the shoreface and inner continental shelf of western Victoria, Australia
journal contributionposted on 2022-11-25, 00:02 authored by RC Carvalho, D Kennedy, Daniel IerodiaconouDaniel Ierodiaconou
A comprehensive dataset of 138 surficial sediment samples retrieved from the shallow marine waters of six secondary compartments off the western coast of Victoria, Australia, is presented. Samples were collected between October 2018 and November 2020 at water depths ranging from four to 55 m using Shipek and Van Veen grabs. Sampling design targeted unconsolidated areas of the seafloor based on bathymetric and seafloor habitat data. Retrieved sediments were subsampled and subject to grain size analysis using a combination of dry sieving and laser diffraction methods, carbonate and organic matter content determination via Loss-on-Ignition, colour description using a Munsell chart, and roundness analysis using microscopic photography. This dataset, the most comprehensive surficial shallow water sedimentary record of the Otway Shelf, serves as a benchmark to understand sediment dynamics and conectivity along the coast, and can be used in environmental and engineering studies to support a range of management decisions.
JournalData in Brief
LocationAmsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication classificationC1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Bass straitCARBONATECarbonate contentCoastal compartmentsGrain sizeIGNITIONInorganic carbonLoss-on-Ignition (LOI)Multidisciplinary SciencesOrganic matterOtway shelfScience & TechnologyScience & Technology - Other TopicsSchool of Life and Environmental SciencesFaculty of Science Engineering and Built EnvironmentMarine Geoscience