Gypsum dissolution geohazards at Ripon, North Yorkshire, UK

Cooper, Anthony. 2007 Gypsum dissolution geohazards at Ripon, North Yorkshire, UK. In: Engineering Geology For Tomorrow's Cities. Nottingham, International Association for Engineering Geology, 14pp.

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This guide is for a one-day field excursion to examine gypsum dissolution geohazards at Ripon in North Yorkshire. Gypsum is a highly soluble rock and under suitable groundwater flow conditions it can dissolve forming caves and karstic features including collapse and suffosion dolines. These have the capability of causing subsidence damage of the type that affects much of the Ripon area. The guide details the processes involved, the localities visited and some of the remedial measures undertaken.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Physical Hazards
Additional Keywords: Yorkshire, Engineering geology, Gypsum, Subsidence, evaporites, aquifers, cavities, collapse, urban geosciences
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
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Date made live: 19 Jun 2008 11:01 +0 (UTC)

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