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Field observations and laboratory test results on tills in the Nairn-Inverness area of NE Scotland

Northmore, Kevin J.; Entwisle, David C.; Reeves, Helen J.; Auton, Clive A.; Phillips, Emrys. 2012 Field observations and laboratory test results on tills in the Nairn-Inverness area of NE Scotland. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 36pp. (OR/08/031) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

The report describes the field observations, sampling and geotechnical laboratory results on selected Scottish till sections in the Nairn-Cawdor area, Inverness-shire, Scotland. The first part of the report introduces the project and the context of this particular work. This is followed in Part 2 by an account of the sampling and testing methods undertaken for both geotechnical characterisation in the laboratory and micromorphology analyses. Part 3 provides an account of the location details of the logged and sampled exposures and descriptions of the lithological sequences at each site. Part 4 presents details and results of the characterisation tests (particle size analyses) undertaken on the collected geotechnical samples. The results of micromorphological analyses undertaken on thin sections prepared from ‘undisturbed’ samples acquired from this study are being described in a separate report.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > Land Use, Planning and Development
Funders/Sponsors: Natural Environment Research Council
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: The reported work was completed in 2008. However, due to subsequent revision of the Quaternary Tills stratigraphy (MacMillan et al., 2011), publication was delayed until 2012 in order that this revision could be incorporated. This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed
Additional Keywords: geotechnical,grain size analysis
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 03 Aug 2012 09:15
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/18994

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