Geochemical Baseline Survey Of The Environment (G-BASE) For UK Soils In Urban Areas.

Dataset description

Soil samples collected in urban areas throughout the UK are analysed for their major and trace element geochemistry, their pH and organic matter content. Samples are collected at two depths; 0-15cm and 35-45cm at sites selected using a stratified, random design. The data can be used to identify and prioritize contaminated sites. In 1993, the Geochemical Baseline Survey Of The Environm (G-BASE) rural geochemical mapping programme was extended to include sampling in urban areas and to date around 22 urban centres have been sampled. Data is available on key inorganic contaminants including Cr, Cu, Cd, Ni, As, Pb, Zn, Sn and Sb. Results have been standardised to ensure seamless joins between geochemical sampling campaigns. Urban centres are selected in areas where rural sampling is undertaken or where the BGS urban programme is active. Urban centres will continue to be sampled until completion of the rural programme, scheduled for 2015.

Constraints

Data sold under licence. Copyright control. Landowners permission given for non-site specific survey.

Further information

For more information please contact:

Enquiries

Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth
Nottingham
NG12 5GG

Tel : +44 (0)115 936 3143
Fax :+44 (0)115 936 3276
Email :enquiries@bgs.ac.uk

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Geochemical Baseline Survey Of The Environment (G-BASE) For The UK.

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Map based index (GeoIndex) top soil

Map based index (GeoIndex) urban geochemical reports

Metal Speciation And Bioavailability For Risk Assessment And Remediation.

Results From Geochemical Surveys In Urban Area

Results from the regional geochemical mapping of Britain

Further details

Dataset details

Language English
Curator British Geological Survey
Supply media/format Hardcopy, BGS IR reports Not Applicable
Storage format Digital:Oracle Relational Database
Frequency of update irregular
Start of capture 1993
End of capture Not known
Contact details
Department Enquiries
Organisation British Geological Survey
Address Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth
City Nottingham
County Nottinghamshire
Country United Kingdom
Postcode NG12 5GG
E-mail enquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0)115 936 3143
Fax +44 (0)115 936 3276
Keywords
Topic category geoscientificInformation (information pertaining to earth sciences)
Keywords and Keyphrases GEOCHEMISTRY
SOIL CHEMISTRY
Keyword source BGS Keyphrases
Spatial details
Spatial Reference System OSGB 1936 / British National Grid [27700]
Dataset extent
Coverage (Lat/Long) North boundary : 55.9
East boundary  : 1.15
South boundary : 51.32
West boundary  : -4.3
Metadata
Metadata language English
Metadata last updated 14th March 2013
Metadata standard ISO standard 19115:2003
Copyright and IPR
The copyright of materials derived from the British Geological Survey's work is vested in the Natural Environment Research Council [NERC]. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in a retrieval system of any nature, without the prior permission of the copyright holder, via the BGS Intellectual Property Rights Manager. Use by customers of information provided by the BGS, is at the customer's own risk. In view of the disparate sources of information at BGS's disposal, including such material donated to BGS, that BGS accepts in good faith as being accurate, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the quality or accuracy of the information supplied, or to the information's suitability for any use. NERC/BGS accepts no liability whatever in respect of loss, damage, injury or other occurence however caused.
Location
W -4.3 55.9 N
Extent of coverage for this dataset (shown here as Latitude and Longitude)
S 51.32 1.15 E