Dunbar, M.; Murphy, J.; Clarke, R.; Davies, C.; Scarlett, P.

Headwater stream water chemistry data 2007 [Countryside Survey]

This dataset consists of results of chemical analyses of single water chemistry samples, taken from headwater streams during a survey in 2007. Water samples were analysed at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology for chemical analysis of alkalinity (at pH 8.3), total oxidised nitrogen and soluble reactive phosphorus. Conductivity and pH were measured in the field using a regularly calibrated field meter.
Data were collected under the Countryside Survey long term monitoring project managed by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. 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. Headwater stream surveys have been carried out in 1990, 1998 and 2007 with repeated visits to the majority of sites. 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 headwater stream data, soil data, habitat areas, vegetation species data and linear habitat data are also gathered by Countryside Survey.

Publication date: 2016-11-13

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

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You must cite: Dunbar, M.; Murphy, J.; Clarke, R.; Davies, C.; Scarlett, P. (2016). Headwater stream water chemistry data 2007 [Countryside Survey] . NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/9d923383-4e3c-4aa4-95f5-0e5cdbc5853e

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2007-05-01    to    2007-12-01

Supplemental information

Other useful information regarding this dataset:

Dunbar, M.; Murphy, J.; Clarke, R.; Baker, R.; Davies, C.; Scarlett, P.. 2010 Countryside Survey: Headwater Streams Report from 2007. NERC/Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, 67pp. (CS Technical Report No. 8/07, CEH Project Number: C03259)

Quality

Lineage
Water samples were collected in the summer of 2007 by field surveyors. Samples were taken from up to 591 1km squares sited across Britain, selected by random stratified sample. Samples were analysed according to standardized protocols at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Lancaster in 2007/2008, or in the field. Data are managed by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Authors

Dunbar, M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Murphy, J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Clarke, R.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Davies, C.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Scarlett, P.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
Point Of Contact
Scarlett, P.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8BB
United Kingdom
Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre

Spatial

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

Keywords

Topic categories
Environment
Inland Waters
Other keywords
Natural capital
CEH Topic
Environmental survey
Water quality
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Place keywords
Great Britain
Stratum keywords
Freshwater

Dataset identifiers

https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/9d923383-4e3c-4aa4-95f5-0e5cdbc5853e
doi:10.5285/9d923383-4e3c-4aa4-95f5-0e5cdbc5853e

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Wood, C.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Last updated
2018-02-27T09:58:01