Advanced Soil Geochemical Atlas of England and Wales (National Soil Inventory)

Caesium

The Advanced Soil Geochemical Atlas of England and Wales was a joint project between the British Geological Survey and Rothamsted Research. The maps are based on 5700 surface soil samples (0–15 cm), collected across England and Wales, that have been analysed for 52 major and trace elements (eg aluminium, calcium, rubidium, lanthanum, selenium etc). The compiled atlas is also available online for viewing as an ebook download. The data for each of the elements can be downloaded as a set of interpolated concentrations (20Mb) on a 1 kilometre grid across England and Wales.

The Advanced Soil Geochemical Atlas of England and Wales is a series of soil geochemistry maps derived from soil samples collected for the National Soil Inventory (NSI) by the Soil Survey of England and Wales (now the National Soil Resources Institute, Cranfield University, UK) as described in McGrath and Loveland (1992) in the original Soil Geochemical Atlas of England and Wales. There are 52 elemental analyses available in the atlas.

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