Ó Dochartaigh, B.; O’Keeffe, J.; Nair, T.; Jackson, C.; Krishnaswamy, J.; Chaudhary, S.; MacDonald, A.

Surface and groundwater stable isotope analysis using water samples taken from the Gandak River Basin, Bihar, India, 2017-2019

The dataset contains stable isotope data from surface and groundwater samples collected in the Gandak Basin, north India. The data was collected between March 2017 and February 2019. These measurements were taken to improve understanding of surface and subsurface water interconnections and movement through river and canal networks and underlying aquifers.

The data were collected as part of the NERC sponsored project Coupled Human and Natural Systems Environment (CHANSE), grant number NE/N01670X/1

Publication date: 2020-05-20

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This dataset is available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

Format of the data: Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Ó Dochartaigh, B.; O’Keeffe, J.; Nair, T.; Jackson, C.; Krishnaswamy, J.; Chaudhary, S.; MacDonald, A. (2020). Surface and groundwater stable isotope analysis using water samples taken from the Gandak River Basin, Bihar, India, 2017-2019. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/09ae86d6-896f-430f-aab4-c5b46c265213

 

Imperial College London

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2017-03-01    to    2019-02-28

Provenance & quality

Stable isotope values for 108 water samples collected in the Gandak River Basin, in Bihar, India are presented, with accompanying values for SEC (specific electrical conductivity) for most of these samples. Samples were collected between February 2017 and February 2019, of surface water, groundwater and rainfall. Most groundwater samples were sampled from boreholes or wells that were in regular daily use. Samples were unfiltered and were bottled at source in Nalgene sample bottles, filled to brim to avoid air, and labelled at source. SEC was measured at source using a field SEC meter. Samples were analysed for the stable isotopes deuterium and oxygen-18 by mass spectrometry, at British Geological Survey laboratories in the UK. Further details can be found in the supporting information.

Samples were taken by staff from the British Geological Survey, Imperial College London, Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University, Bihar and Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE).

The data were collected as part of the NERC sponsored project Coupled Human and Natural Systems Environment (CHANSE), grant number NE/N01670X/1.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Jimmy O'Keeffe
Imperial College London
 jimmy.okeeffe@imperial.ac.uk

Authors

Ó Dochartaigh, B.
British Geological Survey
O’Keeffe, J.
Imperial College London
Nair, T.
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment
Jackson, C.
British Geological Survey
Krishnaswamy, J.
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment
Chaudhary, S.
T.M. Bhagalpur University
MacDonald, A.
British Geological Survey

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Inland Waters , Environment
Keywords
Environmental survey Hydrology
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84
Last updated
18 February 2021 12:17