Simulated peat heights and water-table depths for UK blanket bog
These data are the simulated peat heights and water-table depths (both in cm) from a DigiBog run. The virtual peatland was configured as a 2-D transect of 100 x 2m x 2m columns. The data were generated for each year of a 5,100-year run. After 4,900 years, six ditches were added and the model allowed to run for a further 100 years. After this time, the ditches were ‘restored’ and the simulation continued until a total runtime of 5,100 years had elapsed.
Publication date: 2021-07-01
- Study area
Provenance & quality
The virtual peatland was set up with driving data and an underlying topography to represent a typical UK blanket peatland. The aim of the simulation was not to replicate peatland development at a specific location, but to create an analogue for blanket peat.
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Young, D. M., A. J. Baird, P. J. Morris, and J. Holden (2017). Simulating the long-term impacts of drainage and restoration on the ecohydrology of peatlands. Water Resources Research, 53(8), 6510–6522.
Dr. Dylan Young
University of Leedsd.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Topic categories
- Blanket peat, DigiBog, Economic valuation, Water table
- INSPIRE Theme
- Environmental Monitoring Facilities
- Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/P00783X/1
- Spatial representation type
- Tabular (text)
- Spatial reference system
- OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
- Last updated
- 18 May 2022 12:21