Lebron, I. et al

Topsoil particle size distribution from the Glastir Monitoring and Evaluation Programme, Wales 2013-2016

This data set consists of Particle Size Distribution (PSD) measurements, analysed in a sub set of soil samples with a loss on ignition lower than 50%, taken from within a range of land use types across Wales, collected as part of the Glastir Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (GMEP). Laser granulometry was used to measure the PSD. The monitoring programme was set up by the Welsh Government in 2013 to monitor the effects of the Glastir agri-environment scheme on the environment and ran from 2013 to 2016. The field survey element was based on a stratified random sampling design of 300 x 1km square sites across Wales, and was managed by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.

Publication date: 2020-04-22

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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: Lebron, I.; Seaton, F.; Barrett, G.; Alison, J. ; Burden, A.; Emmett, B.A.; Garbutt, A.; Robinson, D.A.; Williams, B.; Wood, C.M. (2020). Topsoil particle size distribution from the Glastir Monitoring and Evaluation Programme, Wales 2013-2016. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/d6c3cc3c-a7b7-48b2-9e61-d07454639656

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2013-05-01    to    2016-10-28

Provenance & quality

Within each of 300 x 1km sample squares, a set of soil samples were taken from 5 pre-determined randomly dispersed locations (where practically possible). The soil sample analysed for soil metrics was taken using a black plastic core ('C-core'), 15cm long, from a location co-incident with vegetation surveys.
After collection, the soil cores were refrigerated and stored until posted, usually within a couple of days, to laboratories at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UK CEH), Bangor. Analysed data were transferred to secure databases at UK CEH following sample analysis.
To ensure confidentiality of the data with respect to land owners and managers, the locations of 1km squares and survey sites were converted to the centres of the containing 10km Ordnance Survey grid squares.

Related

This dataset is included in the following collections

Glastir Monitoring and Evaluation Programme, Wales, 2013-2016

Supplemental information

Related websites:

Website for the Glastir Monitoring and Evaluation Project (GMEP)
Website for the Environment & Rural Affairs Monitoring and Modelling Programme (ERAMMP). Follow-up project to GMEP
Website for closely related project

Correspondence/contact details

Prof. David Robinson
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Environment Centre Wales, Deiniol Road
Bangor
Gwynedd
LL57 2UW
United Kingdom
 enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Lebron, I.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Seaton, F.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Barrett, G.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Alison, J.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Burden, A.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Emmett, B.A.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Garbutt, A.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Robinson, D.A.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Williams, B.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Wood, C.M.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Environment
Keywords
Glastir Monitoring and Evaluation Programme,  GMEP,  Wales
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
12 June 2020 15:20