Ammonia measurements from a passive sampler at Fenn's, Whixall, Wem & Cadney Mosses SAC (2018)

This dataset consists of ammonia (NH3) measurements at three sites on Fenn’s, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem and Cadney Mosses SSSI on the border of Wrexham County Borough (North Wales) and Shropshire (West Midlands). The ammonia measurements are taken from a set of ALPHA (R) (Adapted Low-cost Passive High Absorption) samplers from July to December in the year 2018. The sites were established in order to monitor ammonia during implementation of Site Nitrogen Action Plan (SNAP), as part of the Marches Mosses BogLIFE project. This project aims to restore Britain's third largest lowland raised bog within the Fenn’s, Whixall & Bettisfield Mosses and Wem Moss National Nature Reserves near Whitchurch, Shropshire and Wrexham in Wales.

Publication date: 2019-08-16

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

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

© Natural England 2019 The Marches Mosses BogLIFE Project (LIFE15/NAT/UK/000786) is financially supported by LIFE, a financial instrument of the European Commission.

© Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (Natural Environment Research Council)


Study area
Temporal extent
2018-07-04    to    2019-01-03

Supplemental information

This dataset is a supplement to:

Fenn’s, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem & Cadney Mosses. Atmospheric ammonia monitoring data report for period: Jul 2018 – Dec 2018

Provenance & quality

Local site operator duties are completed by Natural England (NE) and analysis is completed by Centre for Ecology and Hydrology Lancaster with data processed by Centre for Ecology and Hydrology Edinburgh. Samplers are exposed in monthly cycles at the beginning of each month.

Correspondence/contact details

Amy Stephens
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Bush Estate
EH26 0QB
United Kingdom


Tang, S.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Stephens, A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Keenan, P.O.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Binoti, T.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Duff, R.
Natural England

Other contacts

Environmental Information Data Centre
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre


Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84


Topic categories
ALPHA sampler,  ammonia,  Pollution
Environmental Monitoring Facilities