Geology of London, UK

Royse, Katherine R.; de Freitas, Mike; Burgess, William G.; Cosgrove, John; Ghail, Richard C.; Gibbard, Phil; King, Chris; Lawrence, Ursula; Mortimore, Rory N.; Owen, Hugh; Skipper, Jackie. 2012 Geology of London, UK. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, 123 (1). 22-45.

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The population of London is around 7 million. The infrastructure to support this makes London one of the most intensively investigated areas of upper crust. However construction work in London continues to reveal the presence of unexpected ground conditions. These have been discovered in isolation and often recorded with no further work to explain them. There is a scientific, industrial and commercial need to refine the geological framework for London and its surrounding area. This paper reviews the geological setting of London as it is understood at present, and outlines the issues that current research is attempting to resolve.

Item Type: Publication - Article
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Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > Information and Knowledge Exchange (Information Products)
ISSN: 0016-7878
Date made live: 27 Jan 2012 15:31 +0 (UTC)

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