Orientation and geometry of pores as well as sediment compressibility can be approximated by determining the shrinkage behavior of standardized samples. The sections investigated show that these measurements are influenced by changing sediment composition. This is also well documented by the relationship between void ratio and overburden pressure. Median pore-diameter calculations clearly reflect both sediment composition and compaction.
Supplement to: Wetzel, Andreas (1984): Interrelationships between sediment composition, compaction, pore space, and shrinkage, Leg 75, Hole 532A. In: Hay, WW; Sibuet, J-C; et al. (eds.), Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project (U.S. Govt. Printing Office), 75, 1129-1136