Tools and Data

Tool

Paleontological Stratigraphic Interval Construction and Analysis Tool (PSICAT)

http://dev.psicat.org/
Paleontological Stratigraphic Interval Construction and Analysis Tool. PSICAT is a stand-alone Java-based graphical editing tool for creating and viewing core description and stratigraphic column diagrams. It is customized to the task of working with stratigraphic columns and captures data digitally as you draw and edit the diagram. PSICAT has been used for core description all over the world, including over 2.5km of Antarctic core, as part of the ANDRILL McMurdo Ice Shelf (MIS) and Southern McMurdo Sound (SMS) projects. When you draw an interval on your sediment core diagram, PSICAT analyzes what you've drawn and extracts the relevant data, e.g. top, base, grain size, lithology. This data is stored in your project and PSICAT uses it to generate a visual representation that closely matches what you've drawn.

Tool Builder

Josh Reed, jareed@psicat.org

Tool Cost

Free

Tool Help

User Guide

Data Source

Sediment Core Data

The sediment core in the chapter case study was selected from the 2.5 km of Antarctic cores as part of the ANDRILL McMurdo Ice Shelf (MIS) and Southern McMurdo Sound (SMS) projects.
ANDRILL Antarctic Geologic Drilling http://andrill.org/

Geospatial Coverage

McMurdo Ice Shelf (MIS) and Southern McMurdo Sound (SMS) projects.

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