User guide : BGS GeoScour v2

British Geological Survey. 2022 User guide : BGS GeoScour v2. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 61pp. (OR/21/046) (Unpublished)

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Developed by the British Geological Survey (BGS), the GeoScour data product informs users and stakeholders about a broad range of geoproperties and processes of riverine environments of Great Britain. GeoScour is for water companies, catchment management partnerships, Local Authorities, asset owners, hydraulic modellers and researchers who want to underpin their riverine decision making and planning relative to river erosion and catchment evolutionary processes. BGS GeoScour offers an integrated GIS package of datasets designed to inform and support catchment management and riverine modelling to aid resilience and adaption planning. This means that users can assess morphology, behaviour, and vulnerability of riverine environments, underpinned by the geological and catchment context. Unlike other catchment and riverine datasets, BGS GeoScour offers a consistent national assessment that includes a detailed analysis of the variation and erosion potential of the riverine sediments and lithologies, especially in complex geological terrains. The datasets are provided as three packages: Tier 1 and 2 are catchment-level data and Tier 3 datasets are detailed riverine assessments of the geological properties and susceptibility to river scour. An assessment of the natural riverine properties is key to understanding how to adapt. Our geological knowledge, authoritative source of information, in-house research, and track-record in delivering data products to stakeholders for over 20 years, results in the provision of a key data package that will benefit many users. The purpose of this user guide is to provide basic information about these datasets, the nature and diversity of geo-properties of the GB catchments and river systems and to act as a quick-start guide to using and understanding this BGS GeoScour dataset product.

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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 Sep 2022 14:16 +0 (UTC)

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