Marshall, C. ; Large, D.J.; Andersen, R.; Gilbert, P.; Sterk, H.P.

Monthly precise levelling data of peat surface motion from upland and lowland blanket peatland in the Flow Country, Scotland, 2017-2019

The datasets contains monthly Leica LS15 precise levelling data which is used to measure monthly peat surface motion from 49 points in 1km2 of upland (RSPB Forsinard Knockfin Heights) and 49 points in a 1km2 of lowland (Plantlife Munsary) blanket peatland within the Flow Country, Caithness and Sutherland. Data was obtained between August 2017 and February 2019 covering the 2018 European Drought Event. Also included are loop closures and measurement standard deviation data.

Publication date: 2021-03-02

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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: Marshall, C. ; Large, D.J.; Andersen, R.; Gilbert, P.; Sterk, H.P. (2021). Monthly precise levelling data of peat surface motion from upland and lowland blanket peatland in the Flow Country, Scotland, 2017-2019. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/f4f79d46-dac7-4628-a0b3-7427761737a6

 

University of Highlands and Islands

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2017-08-01    to    2019-02-28

Provenance & quality

All data were generated by the authors. As precise levelling data was generated, checks were made to ensure accuracy (fixed benchmark stability, level calibration) and precision (repeat measurements and loop closures) were within accepted limits and if necessary repeated measurements if required. Values were post corrected to correct for loop closure errors using Leica Infinity software.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Christopher Marshall
University of Highlands and Islands
 Chris.Marshall@uhi.ac.uk

Authors

Marshall, C.
University of Highlands and Islands
Large, D.J.
University of Nottingham
Andersen, R.
University of Highlands and Islands
Gilbert, P.
University of Highlands and Islands
Sterk, H.P.
University of Highlands and Islands

Other contacts

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

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Environment
Keywords
Environmental survey
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
18 May 2022 12:29