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A geological fence diagram for England and Wales

Schofield, D.I.; Ambrose, K.; Barron, A.J.M.; Hopson, P.M.; Mathers, S.J.; Myers, A.H.; Waters, C.N.; Terrington, R.L.. 2012 A geological fence diagram for England and Wales. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 33pp. (OR/12/081) (Unpublished)

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This report contains a brief description of the data and methodology used to compile the National Geological Fence Diagram (NGFD). The NGFD comprises a network of intersecting geological cross-sections covering England and Wales, to a minimum depth of 1 km and a total section length of approximately 5,500 km. It was compiled by the British Geological Survey (BGS) on behalf of the Environment Agency (EA) and is based upon lines of section agreed between both parties at the inception of the project. The model includes generalised bedrock strata based principally on the BGS 1:625 000 scale digital geological data and superficial deposits greater than 10m in thickness. Additional sources of model data were also considered, largely taken from published BGS data holdings. In total 41 cross-sections were constructed and geologically correlated within the GSI3D software.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > Geology and Landscape (Wales)
Funders/Sponsors: Environment Agency
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed
Date made live: 20 Nov 2012 11:59
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/20480

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