Smeaton, C. et al

Global positioning system (GPS) locations and elevations of soil sampling sites across UK saltmarshes 2018 to 2021

The dataset details global positioning system (GPS) locations and elevations recorded for 1323 sampling sites across UK saltmarshes. Between 2018 and 2021, soil was sampled at 1323 locations as part of the Carbon Storage in Intertidal Environments (C-SIDE) project to facilitate the calculation of saltmarsh soil organic carbon stocks and burial rates. Sites were chosen to represent contrasting habitat types in the UK, in particular sediment types, vegetation and sea level history.

The work was carried out under the NERC programme - Carbon Storage in Intertidal Environment (C-SIDE), NERC grant reference NE/R010846/1.

Publication date: 2022-07-01

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

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

You must cite: Smeaton, C.; Ladd, C.J.T.; Havelock, G.M.; Miller, L.C.; Garrett, E.; Hiles, W.; McMahon, L.; Mills, R.T.E.; Radbourne, A.; Ruranska, P.; Rees-Hughes, L.; Riegel, S.; Barlow, N.L.M.; Skov, M.W. ; Gehrels, R.; Austin, W.E.N. (2022). Global positioning system (GPS) locations and elevations of soil sampling sites across UK saltmarshes 2018 to 2021. NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/d61b6033-be45-4682-b4dc-a2f95feefa7d

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2018-01-01    to    2021-12-31

Provenance & quality

GPS locations were recorded using a Juniper Systems, Leica and Trimble Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS), systems. Data were recorded in WGS84 (decimal degrees) and Northings, Eastings and elevation relative to Ordnance Datum Newlyn. No subsequent processing has been undertaken. Data were exported as comma separated value (.csv) files for ingestion into the EIDC.

Supplemental information

Correspondence/contact details

Smeaton, C.
University of St Andrews
 cs244@st-andrews.ac.uk

Authors

Smeaton, C.
University of St Andrews
Ladd, C.J.T.
University of Glasgow
Havelock, G.M.
University of York
Miller, L.C.
University of St Andrews
Garrett, E.
University of York
Hiles, W.
University of St Andrews
McMahon, L.
University of York
Mills, R.T.E.
University of York
Radbourne, A.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Ruranska, P.
University of St Andrews
Rees-Hughes, L.
University of Leeds
Riegel, S.
University of St Andrews
Barlow, N.L.M.
University of Leeds
Skov, M.W.
Bangor University
Gehrels, R.
University of York
Austin, W.E.N.
University of St Andrews

Other contacts

Custodian
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Rights Holder
The University Court of the University of St Andrews
 court@st-andrews.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Geoscientific Information
Keywords
blue carbon,  carbon,  coastal,  cores,  C-SIDE,  Elevation,  England,  GPS,  intertidal,  organic carbon,  organic matter,  saltmarsh,  salt marsh,  Scotland,  sediment,  soil,  United Kingdom,  Wales,  wetland
INSPIRE Theme
Habitats and Biotopes
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/R010846/1
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84
Last updated
19 July 2022 15:33