An enhanced classification for artificial ground

Ford, J.; Kessler, H.; Cooper, A.H.; Price, S.J.; Humpage, A.J.. 2004 An enhanced classification for artificial ground. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 33pp. (IR/04/038) (Unpublished)

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The geological map shows a wide range of geoscientific information, primarily Bedrock Geology, Superficial Geology, Mass Movement Geology and Artificial Ground. The emphasis has traditionally been on “bedrock geology” and “superficial geology”, but an improved understanding of the nature and distribution of Artificial Ground is becoming increasingly relevant to development and regeneration in the urban environment (Rosenbaum et al., 2003). Information about previously developed ground is especially important, as it is often associated with potentially contaminated material, unpredictable engineering conditions and unstable ground. The mapping and classification of Artificial Ground using borehole information, historical maps and field visits provides valuable information to a variety of BGS and external users.

Item Type: Publication - Report
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Physical Hazards
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
Date made live: 08 Jan 2015 12:46 +0 (UTC)

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