Young, D.M. et al

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

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Format of the data: txt

You must cite: Young, D.M.; Martin-Ortega, J.M.; Glenk, K.; Baird, A.J.; Jones, L.; Rowe, E.; Evans, C.D.; Dallimer, M.; Reed, M. (2021). Simulated peat heights and water-table depths for UK blanket bog. NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/1d16b303-ca1d-43b4-93b1-c8172adc9792

 

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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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Data from the Valuing Nature programme

Supplemental information

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.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Dylan Young
University of Leeds
 d.m.young@leeds.ac.uk

Authors

Young, D.M.
University of Leeds
Martin-Ortega, J.M.
University of Leeds
Glenk, K.
S.R.U.C.
Baird, A.J.
University of Leeds
Jones, L.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Rowe, E.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Evans, C.D.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Dallimer, M.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Reed, M.
S.R.U.C.

Other contacts

Custodian
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Rights Holder
University of Leeds
 d.m.young@leeds.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Environment
Keywords
Blanket peat,  DigiBog,  Economic valuation,  Water table
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Funding
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