Murphy, J.; Oliver, T.

Cover of Land Cover Map 2007 broad habitat classes in the upstream catchment of the 20 Wessex chalkstream sites, England, UK

The data consists of a matrix of 12 land cover classes by 20 stream sites with the area of each land cover class given in km2. The areal coverage (km2) of each of 12 land cover classes was recorded for each of 20 chalkstream catchments in southern England. The 20 discrete chalkstream catchments are distributed along the white chalk geology extending from Dorset in the south west, through Wiltshire, to Hampshire in the north east, to cover a gradient of catchment land cover intensification from extensive calcareous grassland and woodland through to arable and improved grasslands. These data were acquired in July 2012. This dataset was created as part of work package 3.1 of the Wessex Biodiversity & Ecosystem Service Sustainability (BESS) project.

Publication date: 2017-06-26

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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: Murphy, J.; Oliver, T. (2017). Cover of Land Cover Map 2007 broad habitat classes in the upstream catchment of the 20 Wessex chalkstream sites, England, UK. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/b8a66584-da67-49e5-a0b0-d8e0b3e75b99

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2012-01-01    to    2012-12-31

Provenance & quality

Stream site co-ordinates were put through the WINFAP-Flood Estimation Handbook 3 software (Wallingford HydroSolutions, 2012) to generate upstream catchment shapefiles at 50m2 resolution. The upstream catchment shapefiles were used to 'cookie-cut' land cover data for each catchment from the Land Cover Map 2007 (LCM2007) layer (using the Clip feature within ArcGIS). Each of the catchment shapefiles were visually checked to ensure that they were generated without error, prior to using them to Clip the LCM2007 layer.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr John Murphy
Queen Mary University of London
j.f.murphy@qmul.ac.uk

Authors

Murphy, J.
Queen Mary University of London
Oliver, T.
University of Reading

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

Tags

Topic categories
Biota
Keywords
Wessex BESS
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities