The following overview is excerpted from: Ketcham, R.A. (2005a) Computational methods for quantitative analysis of three-dimensional features in geological specimens. Geosphere, 1, 32-41.
Blob3D is designed for efficient measurement of up to thousands of discrete features (e.g. clasts, mineral grains, porphyroblasts, voids) within a single sample. Blob3D is unique because it gives the program operator primary control over data interpretation and measurement, and all computations are carried out in 3D, rather than individually on a series of 2D slices.
A “blob” is a contiguous set of voxels (3D pixels) that meets some user-defined criteria. Three steps are involved in Blob3D data processing. In the first step, Segment, a set of criteria are defined by the user that defines which voxels belong to the material of interest. The second step, Separate, distinguishes contiguous sets of segmented voxels (i.e. blobs) and allows the operator to divide interconnected or touching objects into individual objects. The third step, Extract, performs measurements on separated objects, such as size, shape, orientation, and contact relationships. Another feature in the Extract module allows the user to input sample coordinates (e.g. strike and dip) and the program calculates geographic coordinates for mineral grains or other features of interest in a sample.
Blob3D is a powerful quantitative tool for CT data and has been applied to the study of a wide variety of problems. Geological examples include textural analysis of porphyroblasts in metamorphic rocks (Ketcham et al., 2005), measurement of vesicles in meteoritic basalts (Benedix et al., 2003; McCoy et al., 2002) and troilite particles in chondritic meteorites (Nettles and McSween, 2006), and grading and orientation analysis of gold grains in ores (Kyle and Ketcham, 2003; Mote et al., 2005). It can also be used for engineering applications, such as quantifying aggregate clasts in asphalt concretes (Ketcham and Shashidhar, 2001) and the pore structure of tissue scaffolds (Dunkers et al., 2005). It can also be used for segmenting and quantifying complex three-dimensional structures such as nasal passageways (Rowe et al., 2005).
Papers Utilizing Blob3D
Altman, S.J., Aminzadeh, B., Balhoff, M.T., Bennett, P.C., Bryant, S.L., Cardenas, M.B., Chaudhary, K., Cygan, R.T., Deng, W., Dewers, T., DiCarlo, D.A., Eichhubl, P., Hesse, M. A., Huh, C., Matteo, E.N., Mehmani, Y., Tenney, C.M., and Yoon, H. (2014) Chemical and hydrodynamic mechanisms for long-term geological carbon storage. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118, 15103-15113.
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Andronico, D., Corsaro, R.A., Cristaldi, A., and Polacci, M. (2008) Characterizing high energy explosive eruptions at Stromboli volcano using multidisciplinary data: an example from the 9 January 2005 explosion. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 176, 541-550.
Astolfo, A., Arfelli, F., Schültke, E., James, S., Mancini, L., and Menk, R.-H. (2013) A detailed study of gold-nanoparticle loaded cells using X-ray based techniques for cell-tracking applications with single-cell sensitivity. Nanoscale, 5, 3337-3345.
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Baker, D.R., Polacci, M., and LaRue, A. (2011) A study on the reproducibility of counting vesicles in volcanic rocks. Geosphere, 7, 70-78.
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Benedix, G.K., Ketcham, R.A., McCoy, T.J., and Wilson, L. (2003) Vesiculation in ordinary chondrites due to impact melting: the “PAT” 91501 answers. LPSC XXXIV (Abstract #1947; CD-ROM).
Benedix, G.K., Bland, P.A., Friedrich, J.M., Mittlefehldt, D.W., Sanborn, M.E., Yin, Q.-Z., Greenwood, R.C., Franchi, I.A., Bevan, A.W.R., Towner, M.C., Perrotta, G.C., and Mertzman, S.A. (2017) Bunburra Rockhole: Exploring the geology of a new differentiated asteroid. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 208, 145-159.
Berger, A., Herwegh, M., Schwarz, J.-O., and Putlitz, B. (2011) Quantitative analysis of crystal/grain sizes and their distributions in 2D and 3D. Journal of Structural Geology, 33, 1751-1763.
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Bidgoli, T.S., Tyrrell, J.P., Möller, A., Walker, J.D., and Stockli, D.F. (2018) Conodont thermochronology of exhumed footwalls of low-angle normal faults: a pilot study in the Mormon Mountains, Tule Springs Hills, and Beaver Dam Mountains, southeastern Nevada and southwestern Utah. Chemical Geology, 495, 1-17.
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Chen, C., Wang, Z., Majeti, D., Vrvilo, N., Warburton, T., Sarkar, V., and Li, G. (2016) Optimization of Lattice Boltzmann Simulation With Graphics-Processing-Unit Parallel Computing and the Application in Reservoir Characterization. SPE Journal, 21, 11 pgs.
Clark, A.N., Lesher, C.E., Jacobsen, S.D., and Wang, Y. (2016) Anomalous density and elastic properties of basalt at high pressure: Reevaluating of the effect of melt fraction on seismic velocity in the Earth’s crust and upper mantle. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 121, 4232-4248.
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Costanza-Robinson, M.S., Estabrook, B.D., and Fouhey, D.F. (2011) Representative elementary volume estimation for porosity, moisture saturation, and air-water interfacial areas in unsaturated porous media: data quality implications. Water Resources Research, 47, W07513.
Costanza-Robinson, M. S., Harrold, K. H., & Lieb-Lappen, R. M. (2008) X-ray microtomography determination of air− water interfacial area− water saturation relationships in sandy porous media. Environmental science & technology, 42, 2949-2956.
Coelho, G., Branquet, Y., Sizaret, S., Arbaret, L., Champallier, R., and Rozenbaum, O. (2015) Permeability of sheeted dykes beneath oceanic ridges: Strain experiments coupled with 3D numerical modeling of the Troodos Ophiolite, Cyprus. Tectonophysics, 644-645, 138-150.
Degruyter, W., Bachmann, O., and Burgisser, A. (2009) Controls on magma permeability in the volcanic conduit during the climactic phase of the Kos Plateau Tuff eruption (Aegean Arc). Bulletin of Volcanology, 72, 63-74.
Degruyter, Burgisser, A., Bachmann, O., and Malaspinas, O. (2010) Synchrotron X-ray microtomography and lattice Boltzmann simulations of gas flow through volcanic pumices. Geosphere, 6, 470-481.
Desrues, J., Viggiani, G., & Besuelle, P. (2010) Advances in X-ray Tomography for Geomaterials. John Wiley & Sons.
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Dyess, J. E., Hansen, V. L., and Goscinak, C. (2015) Constrains on vorticity and non-coaxial shear direction in Neoarchean L-S tectonites, an example from northern Minnesota, USA. Precambrian Research, 256, 189-200.
Elangovan, P., Hezel, D. C., Howard, L., Armstrong, R., & Abel, R. L. (2012) PhaseQuant: A tool for quantifying tomographic data sets of geological specimens. Computers & geosciences, 48, 323-329.
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Field, M., Gernon, T. M., Mock, A., Walters, A., Sparks, R. S. J., & Jerram, D. A. (2009) Variations of olivine abundance and grain size in the Snap Lake kimberlite intrusion, Northwest Territories, Canada: A possible proxy for diamonds. Lithos, 112, 23-35.
Friedrich, J.M. (2014) A classroom-based distributed workflow initiative for the early involvement of undergraduate students in scientific research. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 35, 1-8.
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Friedrich, J.M., and Rivers, M.L. (2013) Three-dimensional imaging of ordinary chondrite microporosity at 2.6 micrometer resolution. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 116, 63-70.
Friedrich, J.M., Macke, R.J., Wignarajah, D.P., Rivers, M.L., Britt, D.T., and Ebel, D.S. (2008) Pore size distribution in an uncompacted equilibrated ordinary chondrite. Planetary and Space Science, 56, 895-900.
Friedrich, J.M., Wignarajah, D.P., Chaudhary, S., Rivers, M.L., Nehru, C.E., and Ebel, D.S. (2008) Three-dimensional petrography of metal phases in equilibrated L chondrites—: effects of shock loading and dynamic compaction. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 275, 172-180.
Friedrich, J.M., Wignarajah, D.P., Chaudhary, S., Rivers, M.L., Nehru, C.E., and Ebel, D.S. (2008) Dynamic compaction of asteroids: impact-induced preferred 3D orientation of metal grains in L chondrites. Asteroids, Comets, Meteors 2008, Baltimore, Maryland.
Friedrich, J.M., Troiano, J., Rumble III, D., and Rivers, M.L. (2011) Compositional studies of four low-FeO ordinary chondrites: is a new chondritic meteorite parent body necessary? 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract 1885, Houston, Texas.
Friedrich, J.M., Rivers, M.L., Perlowitz, M.A., Meinhart, Z., and Ramirez, V.V. (2012) Characterization of particle size standard NIST 1019b with synchrotron X-ray microtomography and digital data extraction. Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, 29, 35-42.
Friedrich, J.M., Ruzicka, A., Rivers, M.L., Ebel, D.S., Thostenson, J.O., and Rudolph, R.A. (2013) Metal veins in the Kernouvé (H6 S1) chondrite: evidence for pre- or syn-metamorphic shear deformation. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 116, 71-83.
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Gualda, G. A., & Anderson, A. T. (2004) Pre-eruptive bubbles in the Bishop magma? An x-ray tomography study of vesicle size distributions. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.
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Gualda, G.A.R., and Rivers, M. (2006) Quantitative 3D petrography using X-ray tomography: Application to Bishop Tuff pumice clasts. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 154, 48-62.
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Huddlestone-Holmes, C.R., and Ketcham, R.A. (2010) An X-ray computed tomography study of inclusion trail orientations in multiple porphyroblasts from a single sample. Tectonophysics, 480, 305-320.
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