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The monitoring of environmental conditions within corporate collections at Keyworth and Murchison House : 2004

Shepherd, Paul; Tulloch, Graham J.. 2005 The monitoring of environmental conditions within corporate collections at Keyworth and Murchison House : 2004. British Geological Survey, 169pp. (IR/05/039) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

This report presents the environment data gathered during the calendar year 2004 in the storerooms for the British Geological Survey’s Corporate Collections Archives. The report follows the pattern laid down in the first in the series, released in 2004, The Monitoring of Environmental Conditions within Corporate Collections at Keyworth and Murchison House 2002-03, with comparisons made between data collected in pervious years to assess the benefits or otherwise of modifications to either working practices or the fabric of the building. The data are discussed in chapters 2 and 3 where they are also illustrated in graphical format. A full copy of the data is contained on the accompanying compact disk, together with an Adobe Acrobat format version of this report. We will discuss the factors that affect the temperature and humidity of the storerooms, including the duration and number of workers present in the room, heating cycles of the building and external influences such as variations in the weather, from temperature and precipitation to the direction of the wind. Alterations to working practices and improvements in the fabric of the stores over the period of reporting will also be discussed. Possible future modifications are identified, however these are made in a controlled manner to allow changes in the environment to be assessed.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Other
Funders/Sponsors: NERC
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 01 Sep 2010 15:37
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/10877

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