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LOCAR/JIF proposals for infrastructure and monitoring on the LOCAR catchments

Peach, D.; Adams, B.; Hudson, J.; Leeks, G.; Armitage, P.. 2004 LOCAR/JIF proposals for infrastructure and monitoring on the LOCAR catchments. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 139pp. (CR/04/131N) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

The LOCAR Thematic Programme will undertake detailed, interdisciplinary programmes of integrated hydro-environmental research relating to the storage-discharge cycle and groundwater-dominated aquatic habitats in the three flagship catchments of the Frome/Piddle, Pang/Lambourn and Tern. In addition to hydrogeological monitoring networks, instrumentation will be established to monitor surface and atmospheric water and ecology of each catchment The LOCAR research programme will address the following questions: (i) What are the key hydrological processes controlling surface water-groundwater interactions and the movement of groundwater in lowland catchments? (ii) What are the key physical, chemical and biological processes operating within the valley floor corridor which affect the surface water and groundwater? (iii) How do varying flow regimes control in-stream, riparian and wetland habitats? (iv) How does land use management impact on lowland catchment hydrology, including both water quantity and quality? (v) How can the hydrological, hydrogeological, geomorphological and ecological interactions resulting from natural or anthropogenic changes be predicted using integrated mathematical models? LOCAR will provide unique long-term outdoor facilities to support the research required.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Groundwater Management
Funders/Sponsors: British Geological Survey
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed
Additional Keywords: GroundwaterBGS, Groundwater, Groundwater monitoring
Date made live: 09 Feb 2015 11:31 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/509650

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