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A report on the TELLUS urban field campaigns of Belfast Metropolitan areas and Londonderry, 2006

Knights, K.V.. 2007 A report on the TELLUS urban field campaigns of Belfast Metropolitan areas and Londonderry, 2006. British Geological Survey, 19pp. (CR/07/006N) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

This report describes the two Tellus urban field campaigns carried out between 6th May and 9th June 2006 and 11th June and 7th July 2006. The urban survey comprised soil sampling of Belfast and its satellite towns, over an area approximating to the Belfast Metropolitan Area (BMAP), and Londonderry. Sampling was carried out by a team of up to eight voluntary workers and two members of BGS staff. During the first part of the survey, samples were taken from three out of four sites in each kilometre square, for standard inorganic analysis. The second part involved the collection of the fourth inorganic site in each square, together with additional surface samples for analysis of organic compounds. In the first five weeks the campaign covered a total area of 300 km2, collecting three samples out of the usual four samples per square km (as is the protocol for G_BASE/GSUE urban surveys). In total 903 surface samples and 903 profile samples were collected. This team was run from three main field bases at Island Magee, Co. Antrim, Holywood in Co. Down and Eglington near Londonderry. Over the second four weeks 412 surface samples, 412 profile samples, and 403 organics samples were collected. The team were based in south Belfast and Eglington, Co. Londonderry. Field procedures for inorganics sampling were carried out in accordance to the 2005 G-BASE Field Procedures Manual. The methodology for the organics sampling was defined according to BS and ISO standards. Health and Safety incidents and recommendations are also reported.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Geological Survey of Northern Ireland
Funders/Sponsors: NERC
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed
Additional Keywords: Northern Ireland, Soils - sampling, Urban areas, Belfast
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 17 Jun 2009 12:41
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/7486

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