Splice 1 - Ties & Intervals Video 6 min
Splicing is the method by which Stratigraphic Correlators are able to piece together a complete stratigraphic column from sections of adjoining Holes at a Site.
When no ties can be made, deeper cores are appended to the splice data in their entirety.
Splice Tie Tables and Splice Interval Tables are 2 different ways of presenting the data describing a splice.
Splice Tie Tables list tie points between cores on a single line. The top line on the left hand side of the table represents the bottom of the first splice section - the top of the first section is the top of the first core in the splice by default. The bottom line on the left is the bottom of the final splice section of the splice.
Splice Interval Tables list the top and bottom of each splice section on a single line. The top line is the first section of the splice and the bottom line is the final splice section.
Run one of the selections under Splice_Format_Conversion to generate one of these formats from the other.
Beware of using Splice Intervals from the JANUS database. There appears to have been a systematic error when these tables were created from original Splice Tie data. If you do download the Intervals, be sure to check them against an original source.
Splice Tie tables are the older format of the presentation of splice data. The Splice Interval format was introduced later and should be correct for LIMS data.