Records of all onshore (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. Spatial coverage will vary considerably depending on drilling activity, collecting activity and donations. The majority of new data is from site investigation reports with concentrations in urban areas and along transport routes. Current collection over 1million records covering the whole of Great Britain with 50,000 new records added per annum. Some records date back to 1600 but the majority date from 1900 onwards. Copies of records are available in hard copy or digital formats subject to confidentiality.
Data were collected from the 14th of February 2009 to the present by the Leosphere EZ polarization lidar at Chilbolton Observatory, Hampshire. The dataset contains plots of the attenuated backscatter coefficient at different heights, and of the depolarization ratio of particles. The dataset contains: Plots of the attenuated backscatter coefficient at different heights, and of the depolarization ratio of particles. Atmospheric backscatter light intensity (raw data) Solid angle and background calibrated data Vertical backscatter and extinction profile Vertical Aerosol profile Planetary Boundary Layer and residual layer heights Semi-transparent cloud height and top Optical depth integrated over whole Lidar range Dynamic structure of the atmosphere (e.g gravity waves...) Asphericity information on the particle in order to discriminate some particles from others (soil dust from other aerosol, ice/water phase of the clouds…)
The Aircraft Meteorological Data Relay (AMDAR) measurements describe hourly observations from aircraft across the world during all stages of flight. The observations cumulate into 160,000 reports a day, giving measurements of parameters such as aircraft characteristics, wind speed and direction, degree of turbulence, and air temperature. The data are collected by observation stations worldwide and transmitted within the AMDAR message, which prior to March 1992, was known as ASDAR(Aircraft to Satellite Data Relay).
Superficial Geology (250k) This layer shows the superficial (drift) geology of Northern Ireland at 1:250,000 scale. For each rock unit there is a brief generalised description under the following headings. LEX_D: Description of the selected polygon. LEX_RCS: Map code as it appears on the published 1:250,000 map. RCS_D: Decription of the deposit. VERSION: Version of the data. RELEASED: Date of release/update of the data. 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
2 km resolution data from the NIMROD system data describe rain-rate observations taken at Chenies, Herfordshire, England, by NIMROD, which is a very short range forecasting system used by the Met Office. 1 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.
Database of palaeontological specimens, world-wide coverage, including both "Museum" and "Survey" fossil collections from Keyworth and Edinburgh. Development commenced in Autumn 2000 and is ongoing. The database currently contains over 100,000 entries, including half of the taxonomic reference collection held at BGS Keyworth. Internet search access is available on the BGS web site. Key fields in the dataset, many of which can be searched for, include, sample number, nature of sample, confidentiality, collector/donator & year, register details, locality information (including grid reference, map sheet etc.), stratigraphy, type status, identifications & authority and publication details.
The Geophysical Borehole Log index provides details of all digital geophysical logs available to BGS. The database provides the borehole metadata related to logging and metadata for the logging itself and log data stored in a proprietary hierarchical database system (PETRIS RECALL). Contains most digital geophysically logged bores known to BGS National Geological Records Centre. Scattered distribution of boreholes, locally dense coverage, relatively few logs from Scotland & Central Wales, increasing data density on UK continental Shelf.
5 km resolution composite data and plots from the Met Office's UK rainfall radars via the Met Office NIMROD system. The NIMROD system is a very short range forecasting system used by the Met Office. Data are available from 2004 until present at UK stations and detail rain-rate observations taken every 5 minutes. Each file has been compressed and then stored within daily tar archive files.
Digital hourly mean values of the Geomagnetic field elements from Lerwick, Eskdalemuir, Abinger and Hartland Observatories. Eskdalemuir data are available from 1911, Lerwick from 1926, Hartland from 1957 and all three are available up to yesterday's date. Values from Abinger (1926-1956) are available on request. Most data are definitive, but recent data (within the last 203 years) are provisional and may be corrected in the future. Values of declination (D), horizontal intensity (H) and vertical intensity (Z) are available. The units of declination are degrees. Declination is negative when west of true north. The units of horizontal intensity and vertical intensity are nT (nanotesla). Vertical intensity is positive in the downwards direction. The data from these observatories will not only aid scientific research into rates of change of the magnetic field and increase the accuracy of the BGS Global Geomagnetic Model, but will also provide data to exploration geophysicists engaged in current and future oil exploration.
The Chilbolton Observatory, Hampshire, have had a Vaisala CT75K lidar ceilometer deployed since 13th September 1996. This dataset contains measurements of the range of first, second, and third cloud base from the lidar and attenuated backscatter coefficients of aerosols within the atmosphere. Plots of the attenuated backscatter coefficient at different heights are also available. The instrument has been regularly calibrated using the method described by O'Connor, Ewan J., Anthony J. Illingworth, Robin J. Hogan, 2004: A Technique for Auto-calibration of Cloud Lidar. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 21, 777–786. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/1520-0426(2004)021<0777:ATFAOC>2.0.CO;2 . Prior to April 2014 this technique had been applied manually, but from 2014 this was automated to provide a routine, automated application of O'Connor et al's calibration technique. This also highlighted an instrument calibration drift not previously spotted in earlier data and so a corrected data have been added to the archive for the following periods (denoted by "_cor1" in the filename): 1st July 2003 – 31st December 2003, January 2006 to December 2012 and February and March 2013. Users should see the data quality notes for further details. This dataset incorporates the earlier published and citable 1996 - 2013 collection of lidar data, but continues this dataset to present