Results of two sampling campaigns conducted in Kwale County Kenya in March and June 2016 by GHS/UPC as part of the Gro for GooD project (NERC grant NE/M008894/1)

Dataset description

Results of two sampling campaigns conducted in Kwale County Kenya in March and June 2016 by GHS/UPC as part of the Gro for GooD project. Water samples from over 79 groundwater and 6 surface water (SW) locations were analysed for major ions, stable isotopes, selected trace constituents, electrical conductivity, nitrates, ammonia, pH, DO (Dissolved Oxygen), Eh (oxidation / reduction potential), Temperature, TOC (Total Organic Carbon) and field alkalinity. Most locations were sampled in both March (dry season) and June (wet season). Geology at each location recorded as follows: P - Pliocene Sands, Pls - Pleistocene Sands, Plc - Pleistocene corals. Reference: First step to understand the importance of new deep aquifer pumping regime in groundwater system in a developing country, Kwale, Kenya; Ferrer et al, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 18, EGU2016-16969, 2016;; UPC - The Departement of Civil Enginyering de la Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya GHS - Grupo de Hidrologia Subterranea


The data is embargoed until the end of project, 30th January 2019, in order to provide time for publications to be prepared and submitted.

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Dataset details

Author(s) Dr R A Hope
Principal Investigator(s) Dr R A Hope
School of Geography and the Environment
University of Oxford
Language English
Curator British Geological Survey
Supply media/format Not available
Storage format Not available
Frequency of update not applicable
Start of capture {ts '2015-02-01 00:00:00'} Not known
End of capture {ts '2019-01-31 00:00:00'} 31st January 2019
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
Telephone +44 (0)115 936 3143
Fax +44 (0)115 936 3276
Topic category code (ISO) geoscientificInformation (information pertaining to earth sciences)
Keywords GEOLOGY
Keyword source BGS Keyphrases
Spatial details
Spatial Reference System Arc 1960 / UTM zone 37S [21037]
Dataset extent
Coverage (Lat/Long) North boundary : -3.55
East boundary  : 39.7
South boundary : -4.67
West boundary  : 38.45
Metadata language English
Metadata last updated 6th September 2019
Metadata standard compliance NERC profile of ISO19115:2003
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