The survey aircraft will be flying over most of Devon and Cornwall, and parts of Somerset, and will be gathering magnetic and radiometric measurements in order to extend our understanding of the geology, soils, natural resources and environment.Watch on YouTube or visit www.tellusgb.ac.uk
Landscapes may grow in response to movement of the Earth’s crust at plate margins or along faults, where earthquakes often occur.
This discovery came from analysing high quality, 3D, digital representations of the elevation of the Earth’s surface, acquired by laser-scanning technology mounted on an aeroplane.
Analysis carried out by the Met Office shows that the UK is experiencing more extreme rainfall events and that this is likely to be linked to climate change.
Landslides occurring after periods of intense heavy rainfall are likely to result from one or more of the following: water loading of the slope, reduction in soil strength, removal of soil particles or other material changes in the slope.
The outlook will be published monthly and focus on conditions over the coming three months, but also looks further into the future.
Forecasts of this type are already produced on an operational basis in number of countries, for example, the USA and Australia.
The project has involved bringing together information on current and forecast weather conditions, soil moisture, river flows and groundwater levels, and uses a number of modelling methods to explore possible future hydrological conditions. The work has also inspired other modelling approaches and prompted new lines of scientific research.
More about the Hydrological Outlook UK
This morning, we released a responsive version of the BGS home page and are updating the whole website folder by folder, so some areas will be mobile friendly already. We hope to complete the whole site by the end of the financial year.
We'd really appreciate it if you could tell us what you think and let us know if there are any issues on your particular device.
The BGS web team
mySoil is a free app, from the BGS and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, that provides a soil properties map of Britain and Europe.
You can add information to mySoil by uploading your own soil description, pH, texture and photos.
Anyone with an interest in the soil, including gardeners, farmers, students, environmentalists and land-use planners, may find mySoil useful.
More about mySoil including download information
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