The analyses presented in this advanced atlas are for those soil samples collected for the National Soil Inventory (NSI) by the Soil Survey of England and Wales (now the National Soil Resources Institute, Cranfield University, UK) as described in McGrath and Loveland (1992) in the original Soil Geochemical Atlas of England and Wales.
The advanced atlas presents analyses and maps for a total of 53 elements, which includes the original 17 elements.
Free download of the advanced soil geochemical atlas of England and Wales
Choose one of our hand puppets or models of dinosaurs and other extinct creatures to download, print and make.
All the puppets and models are available as a full-colour version or you can print them in black-and-white if you would like to colour and decorate them yourself.
Full instructions are provided. You will need scissors, glue and, for the puppets, brass paper fasteners.
A BGS-led project team have produced new detailed quantitative groundwater maps for Africa.
The maps are the first produced for Africa and are underpinned by dedicated case studies and systematic data/literature reviews.
More about new Quantitative groundwater maps for Africa
A report published by DECC on 17 April 2012, that includes a BGS co-author, concludes that the earthquakes near Blackpool in April and May 2011 were induced by hydraulic fracture treatments at the Preese Hall well (PH1), operated by Cuadrilla Resources Ltd. The report also concludes that further small earthquakes cannot be ruled out, however the risk from these earthquakes is low, and structural damage is extremely unlikely.
For more details go to Fracking and Earthquake Hazard
The BGS is working with Glasgow City Council to look into the use of heat energy from the ground to help to warm Glasgow's homes and communities.
Our studies are helping to identify which parts of the city would offer the best prospects of supplying this kind of energy looking at the potential heat within minewaters, superficial deposits and bedrock aquifers beneath Glasgow.
This new source of energy could help Glasgow to meet government targets to ensure 11 per cent of heat demand comes from renewable sources by 2020.More about Heat energy beneath Glasgow
New surveying results and data for several regions.
3D models help us visualise the ground beneath our feet without the need for interpretation of traditional geological maps. We are developing 3D models at range of scales to meet the needs of our users at various resolutions and in a range of formats.