Robinson, D.A. et al

Topsoil physico-chemical properties from the Glastir Monitoring and Evaluation Programme, Wales 2013-2016

This data set includes a range of physico-chemical properties measured from topsoil within a wide range of land use types across Wales, collected as part of the Glastir Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (GMEP). The properties included are: soil organic matter (loss on ignition (LOI)), derived carbon concentration, total soil organic carbon (SOC), nitrogen, total soil phosphorous, Olsen-phosphorous (within improved land only), pH, electrical conductivity, soil bulk density of fine earth, fine earth volumetric water content when sampled and soil water repellency - water drop penetration time.

The monitoring programme was set up by the Welsh Government in 2013 to monitor the effects of the Glastir agri-environment scheme on the environment and ran from 2013 to 2016. The field survey element was based on a stratified random sampling design of 300 x 1km square sites across Wales, and was managed by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.

Publication date: 2019-07-03

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

You must cite: Robinson, D.A.; Astbury, S.; Barrett, G.; Burden, A.; Carter, H.; Emmett, B.A.; Garbutt, A.; Giampieri, C.; Hall, J.; Henrys, P.; Hughes, S.; Hunt, A.; Jarvis, S.; Jones, D.L.; Keenan, P.; Lebron, I.; Nunez, D.; Owen, A.; Patel, M.; Pereira, M.G.; Seaton, F.; Sharps, K.; Tanna, B.; Thompson, N.; Williams, B.; Wood, C.M. (2019). Topsoil physico-chemical properties from the Glastir Monitoring and Evaluation Programme, Wales 2013-2016. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/0fa51dc6-1537-4ad6-9d06-e476c137ed09

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2013-04-01    to    2016-10-31

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Provenance & quality

Within each of 300 x 1km sample squares, a set of soil samples were taken from 5 pre-determined randomly dispersed locations (where practically possible). The soil sample analysed for soil metrics was taken using a black plastic core ('C-core'), 15cm long, from a location co-incident with vegetation surveys.

After collection, the soil cores were refrigerated and stored until posted, usually within a couple of days, to laboratories at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH), Bangor and Lancaster. Analysed data were transferred to secure databases at CEH following sample analysis.

Correspondence/contact details

Robinson, D.A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Environment Centre Wales, Deiniol Road
Bangor
Gwynedd
LL57 2UW
United Kingdom
enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Robinson, D.A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Astbury, S.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Barrett, G.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Burden, A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Carter, H.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Emmett, B.A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Garbutt, A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Giampieri, C.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Hall, J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Henrys, P.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Hughes, S.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Hunt, A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Jarvis, S.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Jones, D.L.
Bangor University
Keenan, P.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lebron, I.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Nunez, D.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Owen, A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Patel, M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Pereira, M.G.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Seaton, F.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Sharps, K.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Tanna, B.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Thompson, N.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Williams, B.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Wood, C.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

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

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

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Topic categories
Geoscientific Information
Keywords
agri-environment scheme,  bulk density,  carbon,  electrical conductivity,  Environmental survey Glastir,  Glastir Monitoring and Evaluation Programme,  GMEP,  LOI,  loss on ignition,  monitoring,  nitrogen,  Olsen-P,  Olsen-phosphorous,  pH,  phosphorous,  SOC,  Soil soil organic carbon,  soil organic matter,  Soil properties,  volumetric water content,  Wales,  water drop penetration time,  water repellency
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities