Toberman, H. et al

Peat survey in England, Scotland and Wales carried out during 2014 [LTLS]

Data comprise bulk density, loss on ignition, carbon content of peat, nitrogen content of peat, total phosphorus content of peat, soil 13 carbon content and soil 14 carbon content from samples collected during a peat survey in England, Scotland and Wales during 2014.
The study was funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council under the Macronutrient Cycling Research Programme, as part of the Long-Term, Large-Scale (LTLS) project (Grant no. NE/J011533/1).

Publication date: 2016-03-24

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

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

You must cite: Toberman, H.; Tipping, E.; NERC RadioCarbon Facility; Somerville, C.; Helliwell, R.; Carter, H.; Keenan, P.; Pereira, M.G.; Patel, M.; Tanna, B.; Thompson, N.; Bryant, C.; Elliott, F.; Gulliver, P. (2016). Peat survey in England, Scotland and Wales carried out during 2014 [LTLS]. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/9305b068-f417-4659-9966-d9456f22c331

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2014-05-08    to    2014-06-17

Supplemental information

Other useful information regarding this dataset:

Schillereff, D.N., et al. (2016). Long-term macronutrient stoichiometry of UK ombrotrophic peatlands, Sci Total Environ.

Provenance & quality

Triplicate adjacent cores were extracted in 2013 using both a box corer (to recover the surface vegetation and uppermost 1 m of peat) and a Russian-type corer (for peat deeper than 1 m).

All cores extended down to the underlying mineral substrate, ranging in length from 95 cm (Glensaugh) to 417 cm (Forsinard).

The cores were carefully extruded, sliced at 10 cm intervals, air-dried for one week, manually sieved to 2 mm to remove large particles and roots, oven-dried at 60°C to remove residual moisture and ball-milled to a fine, homogenous powder.

Bulk densities of all samples were calculated prior to milling by dividing the dry matter mass by the original volume of wet material.

Phosphorus content was measured colorimetrically using a Seal Analytical AQ2 discrete analyser after digestion in H2SO4/H2O2.

After drying at 105oC, carbon and nitrogen were determined on an Elementar Vario-EL analyser using an ISO17025 accredited method.

Loss-on-ignition (LOI) was determined by combustion in a muffle furnace at 550oC for two hours.

Correspondence/contact details

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Authors

Toberman, H.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Tipping, E.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
NERC RadioCarbon Facility
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Somerville, C.
Northeastern University
Helliwell, R.
James Hutton Institute
Carter, H.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Keenan, P.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Pereira, M.G.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Patel, M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Tanna, B.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Thompson, N.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Bryant, C.
NERC RadioCarbon Facility
Elliott, F.
NERC RadioCarbon Facility
Gulliver, P.
SUERC AMS Facility

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
WGS 84 longitude-latitude (CRS:84)

Tags

Topic categories
Environment
INSPIRE Theme
Soil
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Keywords
Environmental survey Soil