Nirex Magnetic Tape Archives - Processed Data

Dataset description

A significant part of this data collection is geophysical survey data in digital form being derived data created during the subsequent processing and interpretation of the field data described in 'Nirex Magnetic Tape Archives - Raw Data'. These data were originally stored on a variety of media. With the overall aim of delivering an efficient and effective archive service, the data have been consolidated onto DLT cartridges. Some related data, which were either analogue, on obscure media or in unknown formats have been retained in their original form. British Geological Survey maintains a full catalogue of the data, as an Access database. The data sets that comprise the magnetic archive are the following: Seismic surveys: demultiplexed and processed data; Geophysical wireline logging of boreholes: wireline derived data including synthetic seismograms; cross-hole tomography. The ownership of NIREX (Nuclear Industry Radioactive Waste Executive) was transferred from the nuclear industry to the UK Government departments DEFRA and DTI in April 2005, and then to the UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) in November 2006.

Constraints

NIREX granted the Survey a licence to use and to allow third parties to use the data for bona fide academic or educational purposes. A fee may be payable to the BGS for access to the data. Apply to The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) for access to the archive.

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

 

Further details

Dataset details

Language English
Curator British Geological Survey
Supply media/format OTHER, UNKNOWN OR OBSCURE - Some related data, which were either analogue, on, obscure media or in unknown formats have been retained in their original form,
PHOTOGRAPHS
DIGITAL - The BGS maintains a full catalogue of the data, as an Access database.
VIDEO TAPE
DLT CARTRIDGES - With the overall aim of delivering an effecient and effective archive service, the data have been consolidated onto DLT cartridges.
Storage format Digital:Other than Excel etc
Frequency of update not planned
Start of capture 1989
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 DEEP DRILLING
GAMMA RAYS
GEOPHYSICS
GRAVITY SURVEYS
MAGNETIC SURVEYS
POROSITY
RADIOACTIVITY SURVEYS
SEISMIC PROFILES
SEISMOGRAPHS
SITE INVESTIGATIONS
BOREHOLES
Keyword source BGS Keyphrases
Spatial details
Spatial Reference System OSGB 1936 / British National Grid [27700]
Dataset extent
Coverage (Lat/Long) North boundary : 58.5796
East boundary  : -3.4094
South boundary : 54.3869
West boundary  : -3.7541
Metadata
Metadata language English
Metadata last updated 23rd August 2012
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 -3.7541 58.5796 N
Extent of coverage for this dataset (shown here as Latitude and Longitude)
S 54.3869 -3.4094 E