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General
Data set name

Marine sea-bed sediment geochemical data from the UK continental shelf (1975-1990)

Data holding centreBritish Geological Survey, Edinburgh
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1975 to 1990
OngoingNo
Geographical area

UK continental shelf - except the Irish Sea, Celtic Sea and English Channel

Observations 
Parameters

Inorganic chemical composition of sediment or rocks

Instruments

Elemental analysers; atomic absorption spectrometers; inductively-coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopes

Description 
Summary

The concentrations of up to 30 trace elements in approximately 9,000 sea-bed samples have been determined by BGS using a variety of analytical techniques. In some cases samples have been tested using more than one method. The analyses have been carried out on freeze-dried samples of the sand and mud fractions of the samples.

OriginatorsBritish Geological Survey, Edinburgh
References

Stevenson, A.G. (2001) Metal concentrations in marine sediments around Scotland: a baseline for environmental studies, Elsevier Science

Availability 
OrganisationBritish Geological Survey, Edinburgh
AvailabilityLicence; distribution cost charge; unrestricted
ContactGroup Manager, Marine Geology and Operations
Address

British Geological Survey, Edinburgh
Murchison House
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH9 3LA
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 131 667 1000
Emailenquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1047004
Global identifier635
Last revised2009-10-15