The Bedhampton and Havant spring complex in Hampshire is one of the best examples of Chalk karst springs in the UK. This an overview of the karst hydrogeology in the catchment of the springs, based on available data for the catchment, and current knowledge of the nature of Chalk karst in England.
The Eli Simpson Archive is an extensive collection of material covering caves and caving in Yorkshire and Derbyshire. It was compiled by Eli Simpson (1884–1962), the founder of the British Speleological Association (now the British Cave Research Association (BCRA)), with contributions from other members.
We are now about two weeks into the RRS James Cook cruise, which departed from Santa Cruz, Tenerife, on 29 October 2016. The current cruise forms part of the MarineE-tech project (marine ferromanganese deposits — a major resource of e-tech elements).
Karst results from the dissolution of rocks and is usually associated with cave systems and landscapes characterised by rocks sculpted by dissolution, large surface depressions, disappearing rivers and major springs. However, karst processes occur in all soluble rocks, and can result in rapid transport of pollutants into and through the ground, sometimes over distances of many kilometres.
This knowledge exchange project concerns the Chalk and Jurassic and Permian limestones of England. These are soluble-carbonate aquifers in which caves are uncommon and karst often not well-recognised.
This model is derived from GSI3D and GOCAD models based on geological mapping, shallow geophysical investigations, trial pitting and borehole drilling undertaken by BGS in 2010 as part of the characterisation of the Eddleston Water Floodplain Monitoring Site.
In October 2016, the BGS, in association with the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), completed an estimate for the amount of shale oil and shale gas in the Jurassic of the Wessex area. This is an extension to the Weald Basin study in south-east England that was published on 23 May 2014.