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Morphology and Quaternary geology of the Thames floodplain around Oxford

Newell, A.J.. 2008 Morphology and Quaternary geology of the Thames floodplain around Oxford. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 30pp. (OR/08/030) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

This report provides a summary of work undertaken on the geology and morphology of the River Thames floodplain around Oxford in the 13 km reach between Cassington in the northwest and Sandford-on-Thames in the southeast. The major part of the work was constructing 3D models and thickness maps of the valley gravels and alluvium using ArcGIS in conjunction with the 3D visualisation packages GSI3D and GOCAD. This work requires consideration of the available digital terrain models and how man-made features contribute toward the present-day floodplain topography. Surfaces were also constructed for areas of flooding based on their mapped extents from aerial photography. This allowed the interaction between terrain and flooding to be visualised in three dimensions.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2008 > Groundwater resources
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
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 30 Jun 2015 14:29 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/511162

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