This data was produced to support a project looking at low permeability rocks in sub-Saharan Africa. Multiple boreholes were drilled for the project with geology identified from chippings. Groundwater chemistry was analysed from the resulting boreholes. The data contained within this record is from the CD that accompanies the report: J Davies and J Cobbing, 2002. An assessment of the hydrogeology of the Afram Plains, Eastern Region, Ghana. British Geological Survey Internal Report, CR/02/137N. 66pp http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/505607/1/CR_02_137N.pdf The CD has not been uploaded in full elsewhere.
A digital geochronological index to act as a domain constraint for geochronology columns in corporate data tables. It decodes geochronology codes, models pseudo parent-child relationships between intervals (for example, find the epochs within a given period), allows range searches (for example, find the epochs between lower limiting and upper limiting epochs) and provides radiometric ages with ranges of uncertainty. Follows the recommendations of the BGS Stratigraphy Committee. Phanerozoic after Gradstein and Ogg (1996), with the Ordovician scheme of Fortey et al. (1995); Proterozoic after Cowie and Bassett (1989); Archaean after an unpublished decision of the Precambrian Subcommission of the IUGS. Covers the whole of geological time. Geochronological resolution usually to age level. Lower resolution in the Archaean, Proterozoic, Cambrian. Greater resolution in the Caradoc Epoch.
The University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1290mhz mobile wind profiler - now referred to as the University of Manchester mobile wind profiler - was operated at the Mace Head Research Facility in County Galway, Ireland, as part of the North Atlantic Marine Boundary Layer EXperiment (NAMBLEX) field campaign in August 2002. During this period the mobile wind profiler obtained vertical profiles of the horizontal and vertical wind components. For each signal beam profiles of the signal to noise (SNR) ratio and spectral widths were also taken.
Global three-hourly cloud products as produced for the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. The data on are the ISCCP Stage D2 data (ISCCP-D2), at 280 km spatial resolution. There are 202 variables contained within the dataset, which is at three-hourly temporal resolution. The data available at the time of publication of this dataset record in this archive have been obtained from the NASA Atmospheric Data Center (ASDC) and begin in July 1983 and extend to June 2006. A fuller dataset is available directly from ASDC - see link on this record. The data are from a number of radiometers deployed on NOAA, GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite), METEOSAT, GMS and INSAT satellites operational during this period. This dataset is public. The data periods for the various satellite instruments used within this generation of this dataset are given below: Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) versions 1,2 and 3: - AVHRR on NOAA-7: 01/07/1983 to 31/01/1985 - AVHRR on NOAA-8: 01/10/1983 to 24/06/1984 - AVHRR on NOAA-9: 01/02/1985 to 08/11/1988 - AVHRR on NOAA-10: 17/11/1986 to 30/08/1991 - AVHRR on NOAA-11: 30/06/1997 to 18/10/1998 - AVHRR/2 on NOAA-12: 01/09/1991 to 31/12/1998 - AVHRR/2 on NOAA-14: 01/02/1995 to 30/09/2001 - AVHRR/3 on NOAA-15: 01/01/1999 to 31/07/2000 - AVHRR/3 on NOAA-16: 01/10/2001 to 30/06/2005 - AVHRR/3 on NOAA-17: 01/07/2002 to 30/06/2005 Very High Resolution Radiometer (VHRR): - VHRR data on INSAT-1 series (INSAT-1A to 1D): 01/04/1988 to 31/03/1989 GOES-Imager: - GOES-Imager data on GOES-10: 01/08/1998 to 30/06/2005 - GOES-Imager data on GOES-12: 01/04/2003 to 30/06/2005 Multispectral Imaging Radiometer (MIR): - MIR data on METEOSAT-2: 01/07/1983 to 11/08/1988 - MIR data on METEOSAT-3: 11/08/1988 to 25/01/1991 - MIR data on METEOSAT-4 : 19/06/1989 to 30/06/1991 METEOSAT Visible and IR Imager (MVIRI): - MVIRI data on METEOSAT-5: 01/02/1994 to 30/06/2005 - MVIRI data on METEOSAT-6: 01/03/1997 to 31/05/1998 Visible and Infrared Spin-Scan Radiometer (VISSR) data: - VISSR data on GMS-1: 21/01/1984 to 30/06/1984 - VISSR data on GMS-2: 01/07/1983 to 27/091984 - VISSR data on GMS-3: 27/09/1984 to 04/12/1989 - VISSR data on GMS-4: 04/12/1989 to 30/06/1991 - VISSR data on GMS-5: 01/06/1995 to 30/04/2003 - VISSR data on GOES-5: 01/07/1983 to 30/07/1984 - VISSR data on GOES-6: 01/07/1983 to 21/01/1989 - VISSR data on GOES-7: 26/04/1987 to 30/06/1991 - VISSR data on GOES-8: 01/05/1995 to 31/03/2003 - VISSR data on GOES-9: 01/01/1996 to 30/06/2005 For further information about the satellites and their instruments please see the linked documentation pages.
The data set comprises vegetation species and abundance information, surveyed using a 50 x 50 cm point quadrat, from a selection of the plots within an experimental site at Sourhope, Scotland. The surveys were carried out in the summers of 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002. The data were collected as part of the NERC Soil Biodiversity Thematic Programme, established in 1999 and centred upon the intensive study of a large field experiment located at the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute (now the James Hutton Institute) farm at Sourhope in the Scottish Borders (Grid reference: NT8545019630). During the experiment, the site was monitored to assess changes in above-ground biomass production (productivity), species composition and relative abundance (diversity). Full details about this dataset can be found at https://doi.org/10.5285/c730867f-ffd7-4d2d-9dd0-e2f30a7dbbf6
Derived from data collated from the 2005 Aggregate Minerals Survey, carried out by BGS for the Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) which provide an in-depth and up-to-date understanding of regional and national sales, inter-regional flows, transportation, consumption and permitted reserves of primary aggregates for England and Wales. The information is used to monitor and develop policies for the supply of aggregates. This data set depicts the flow of crushed rock aggregate between the regions of England and Wales. The data originator also has similar data for sand and gravel and also the same data derived from the 1997 and 2001 Aggregate Minerals Surveys.
Regular temperature, rainfall and other weather data, as collected between February 1999 and September 2002 from an on-site Automatic Weather Station, located on experimental plots at Sourhope, Scotland. Data were collected as part of the NERC Soil Biodiversity Thematic Programme, which was established in 1999 and was centred upon the intensive study of a large field experiment located at the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute (now the James Hutton Institute) farm at Sourhope in the Scottish Borders (Grid reference: NT8545019630). During this time, the site was monitored to assess changes in above-ground biomass production (productivity), species composition and relative abundance (diversity). Full details about this dataset can be found at https://doi.org/10.5285/e6e835ae-99e6-445e-b0dc-0d0db44e310a
Regional property grids of the Utsira Sand based on mapping from 2D regional seismic lines and geophysical logs. Grids include: Top Utsira depth, Base Utsira depth, Utsira isopach, Utsira porosity, Utsira porosity effective thickness, Utsira proportion clean sand. 2 km grid spacing. SACS/SACS2 EU project.
The International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) was based at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. ISCCP was sponsored by the World Climate Research Programme for the purpose of "collecting and analysing satellite radiance measurements to infer the global distribution of cloud radiative properties and their diurnal and seasonal variations". This dataset contains the global monthly cloud analysis products (ISCCP-C2), at 250 km spatial resolution. They are derived from monthly averages of data taken with three-hour resolution. The products include monthly averages of calibrated radiances, cloud detection results, and cloud and surface properties from radiative analysis. There are 72 variables contained within the data set. The data available at the time of publication begin in July 1983 and extend through December 1990.
Longterm Meteorological observations (temperature, relative humidity, pressure, wind speed and direction, solar irradiance) at the Weybourne Atmospheric Observatory (WAO). WAO, situated on the north Norfolk coast, is part of the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and is a world class facility for fundemental research, background atmospheric monitoring and teaching purposes. WAO operates a range of instruments in its measurement programme - the data from which is archived at the BADC.