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Data generated by a range of scientific projects, including: UK Geoenergy Observatories in Glasgow & Cheshire: UK future energy monitoring and testing, Cardiff Urban Observatory: monitoring geothermal heat recovery and storage project, Seismic monitoring: a network of more than 100+ seismograph stations, River Thames ground water monitoring. BGS collect data from sensors located throughout the UK and beyond.
1:50,000 maps showing the main geological bedrock divisions in Northern Ireland. The bedrock shown on each map comprises the bedrock geology, which represents the outcrops (at surface) and subcrops (at near-surface, beneath superficial deposits) in Northern Ireland. For each rock unit there is a brief generalised description showing the major rock group, rock type and age under the following headings. LEX_D: The name of the selected area. This can be a group, formation or igneous intrusion e.g. dyke. LEX_RCS: Map code as it appears on the published 1:250,000 map. RCS_D: The name of the dominant types of rock (lithologies) in the different areas shown on the map e.g. granite. The names of the rock types given here are often generalisations, appropriate for the large areas of geological coverage at this scale. These areas may include a number of different geological formations whose distribution can only be portrayed on more detailed geological maps. RANK: Identifies formations and groups. Min_Time_D and Max_Tim_D: The age of the rock unit in terms of periods, relatively smaller units of geological time e.g. Carboniferous, Jurassic etc. Some of the map areas include rocks with a range of ages and these are shown as such e.g. Triassic to Cretaceous. The oldest metamorphic rocks are described as Moinian and Dalradian. The rocks range in age from those deposited relatively recently, some 2 million years ago, back to ancient and highly altered Precambrian rocks over 2500 million years old. In broad terms the youngest rocks are found in the south and east of the UK, the oldest in the north and west. VERSION: Version of the data. RELEASED: Date of release/update of the data. CAUTION Because of the generalisation and simplification used in the compilation of this map, it should not be used to determine the detailed geology of any specific sites. It is best used to provide a basic understanding of the geology of the country in general, and for showing the geology of large regions where broad trends are more important than specific details. Persons interested in the detailed geology of particular sites should consult the latest large-scale maps or the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland at:- Geological Survey of Northern Ireland Colby House Stranmillis Court Belfast BT9 5BF
Scanned images of the records of onshore Great Britain (or near shore) site investigation reports held in the BGS archives in paper, microfilm or digital format. The entire collections in BGS Edinburgh have been scanned, but in BGS Keyworth currently only new reports received since 2002. Scanning started in 2002 and is ongoing with new records being scanned and added to the collection. Images are stored in TIFF format (Tagged Image File Format). Indexed on the site investigation database and the boreholes within the report, and their images, are associated via the borehole database.
Scanned images of the records of all onshore Great Britain (or near shore) boreholes, trial pits, shafts and wells held in the BGS archives in either paper, microfilm or digital format. The records range from simple single page lithological logs through to hydrocarbon completion reports. Current collection over 1million records with 50,000 new records added per annum. Scanning started in 2002 and is ongoing with new records being scanned and added to the collection.
Sky images collected by a JVC KYF55-BE digital camera over Chilbolton, Hampshire. The data were collected from 5th of July 1996 to the present.
Single-polar products from the Met Office's Munduff Hill C-band rain radar, Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland. Data include CPAPR (March 2011 to October 2012) and augmented refractivity (December 2012 to June 2014) products, as well as reflectivity and Doppler products from May 2014. The radar is a C-band (5.3 cm wavelength) radar and data are received by the Nimrod system at 5 minute intervals.
5 km resolution rain rate data from Met Office's Predannack C-band rain radar, Cornwall, England as part of the NIMROD, very short range forecasting system used by the Met Office. 5 km rain rate data are available from 2004 until present. Radar images from the C-band (5.3 cm wavelength) radar are received by the Nimrod system 5 minute intervals respectively.
Dual-polar products from the Met Office's Druim a'Starraig C-band rain radar, Isle of Lewis, Scotland. Data from this site includes augmented ldr (linear depolarisation ratio) and zdr (differential reflectivity) scan data (both long and short pulse) available from August 2018 at present. The radar is a C-band (5.3 cm wavelength) radar and data are received by the Nimrod system at 5 minute intervals.
Single-polar products from the Met Office's Jersey C-band rain radar, Channel Islands. Data include reflectivity wand Doppler products from April 2012 and May 2014 respectively. The radar is a C-band (5.3 cm wavelength) radar and data are received by the Nimrod system at 5 minute intervals.
The ozone profiler data describes weekly measurements reported by an ozonesonde at a fixed land station at Lerwick. The dataset contains atmospheric profiles of ozone concentrations. The data are measured from the surface to up to 40 km, and transmitted from the ozonesonde via a radio link to a ground receiving station.