Rainfall, throughfall and stemflow for beech and ash stands in temperate English deciduous woodlands

Water quality data produced from rainfall, throughfall and stemflow samples collected within a beech stand at Black Wood in Hampshire, and an ash stand at Old Pond Close in Northamptonshire. Two studies were carried out in the early 1990s to examine water quality in relation to hydrological and pollution changes. Chemical analysis involved a combination of electrometric (pH), inductively-coupled plasma emission spectroscopy (most major, minor and trace elements), atomic absorption spectroscopy (potassium), ion chromatography (major anions and fluorine) and colourimetry (ammonium and silicon).

Publication date: 2013-06-30

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

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
1990-05-23    to    1992-04-06

Supplemental information

Other useful information regarding this dataset:

Neal, C., Robson, A., Hall, R.L., Ryland, G., Conway, T. Neal, M. 1991. Hydrological impacts of hardwood plantation in lowland Britain: preliminary findings on interception at a forest edge, Blackwood, Hampshire, Southern England. J. Hydrol., 127, 349-365
Neal, C., Robson, A.J., Bhardwaj, C.L., Conway, T., Jeffery, H.A., Neal, M., Ryland, G.P., Smith, C.J., Walls, J. 1993. Relationships between precipitation, stemflow and throughfall for a low-land beech plantation, Black Wood, southern England: findings on interception at a forest edge and the effects of storm damage. J. Hydrol., 146, 221-233
Neal, C., Ryland, G.P., Conway, T., Jeffery, H.A., Neal, M., Robson, A.J., Smith, C.J., Walls, J., Bhardwaj, C.L. 1994. Interception of chemicals at a forest edge for a rural low-lying site at Black Wood, Hampshire, Southern England. Sci. Tot. Environ., 142, 127-141
Neal, C. 2002. Interception and attenuation of atmospheric pollution in a lowland ash forested site, Old Pond Close, Northamptonshire, UK. Sci. Tot. Environ., 282/283, 99-109

Provenance & quality

Individual samples were collected in clean 2 litre polypropylene bottles. The bottles were cleaned by soaking in 5% v/v hydrochloric acid overnight and then rinsed several times in distilled water. The bottles were air-dried prior to use. On return to the laboratory, any replicate samples of precipitation were combined, as were replicate samples of throughfall. The combined samples were weighed to calculate the total volume of precipitation and throughfall catch. The combined precipitation, combined throughfall, net precipitation and stream water samples were then filtered using 0.45-micrometer membranes on the day of sampling, prior to analysis. Chemical analysis involved a combination of electrometric (pH), inductively-coupled plasma emission spectroscopy (most major, minor and trace elements), atomic absorption spectroscopy (potassium), ion chromatography (major anions and fluorine) and colourimetry (ammonium and silicon. The study was a joint Environment Agency (then the National Rivers Authority) and CEH science-budget funded project concerning the hydrological impacts of broad-leaf woodland and their implications for water use and water quality. The water quality measurements were taken and collated within the science budget component by CEH staff.

Correspondence/contact details

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 4AP
UK
enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Neal, C.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Vector
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Tags

Topic categories
Environment
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental monitoring facilities
Keywords
1990,  1991,  1992,  Analytical chemistry,  Ecological Processes & Resilience Fagus sylvatica Fraxinus excelsior Hampshire Hydrochemistry,  hydrology,  Northamptonshire rain,  rainfall,  River,  Shore Section stemflow,  throughfall,  water quality,  Water quality