Dataset
Soil physico-chemical properties 1998 [Countryside Survey]

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This dataset consists of soil physico-chemical properties (pH, loss on ignition, carbon stock and concentration, total nitrogen, Olsen phosphorus) from soils sampled across Great Britain in 1998. The Countryside Survey is a unique study or 'audit' of the natural resources of the UK's countryside. The sample sites are chosen from a stratified random sample, based on a 15 by 15 km grid of GB. Surveys have been carried out in 1978, 1984, 1990, 1998 and 2007 by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, with repeated visits to the majority of squares. The countryside is sampled and surveyed using rigorous scientific methods, allowing us to compare new results with those from previous surveys. In this way we can detect the gradual and subtle changes that occur in the UK's countryside over time. In addition to soil data, habitat areas, vegetation species data, linear habitat data, and freshwater habitat data are also gathered by Countryside Survey.

Publication date: 2016-06-28

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

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You must cite: Black, H.I.J.; Chaplow, J.S.; Ainsworth, G.; Coward, P.A.; Creamer, R.; Ellwood, S.; Horne, J.; Hornung, M.; Kennedy, V.H.; Raine, L.; Osborn, D.; Parekh, N.R.; Parrington, J.; Poskitt, J.M.; Potter, E.; Reeves, N.; Rowland, A.P.; Self, P.; Turner, S.; Watkins, J.W.; Wood, C.M.; Woods, C.; Wright, J. (2016). Soil physico-chemical properties 1998 [Countryside Survey]. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/9d1eada2-3f8b-4a7b-a9b0-a7a04d05ff72

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
1998-05-04    to    1999-10-01

Quality

Lineage
Soil samples were collected in the summers of 1998 and 1999 by field surveyors. Data were recorded from up to 256 1km squares sited across Britain, selected by random stratified sample. Samples were analysed according to standardized protocols at the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, Merlewood in 1998 and 1999. Data are managed by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Authors

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Spatial

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

Keywords

Topic categories
Environment
Other keywords
Environmental survey
Soil
CEH Topic
Soil
Natural capital
INSPIRE Theme
Soil
Place keywords
Great Britain

Dataset identifiers

https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/9d1eada2-3f8b-4a7b-a9b0-a7a04d05ff72
doi:10.5285/9d1eada2-3f8b-4a7b-a9b0-a7a04d05ff72

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2017-10-25T13:58:24