Superficial Aquifer Productivity (Scotland)

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Responsible Party: British Geological Survey (custodian, pointOfContact, distributor)


The dataset describes the potential of superficial deposit aquifers across Scotland to sustain various levels of borehole water supply, based on four productivity classes: high; moderate to high; moderate; and a category to signify that a deposit is 'not a significant aquifer'. All superficial deposits aquifers in Scotland are assumed to have primarily intergranular groundwater flow. The dataset is a tool to indicate the location and productivity of superficial deposit aquifers across Scotland. It may have several uses, including in policy analysis and development; to prioritise aquifer and site investigations; to inform planning decisions; and to improve awareness of groundwater in general. The complexity and heterogeneity of geological formations means that the dataset is only a guide. It is designed to be used at a scale of 1:100,000, and not to assess aquifer conditions at a single point.

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Dataset Extent

Latitude: 61.5696° to 54.2387°
Longitude: -8.1418° to -0.1169°

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Source GEMINI2 record
Source GEMINI2 record (formatted)

Additional Information

Added to 07/06/2013
Theme Environment
Temporal coverage 2011 - 2011
Harvest URL
Harvest date 22/12/2017 10:06
Metadata date 5/12/2017
Harvest GUID 9df8df52-d63a-37a8-e044-0003ba9b0d98
Extent Latitude: 61.5696° to 54.2387°
Longitude: -8.1418° to -0.1169°
Spatial reference system urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::27700
Dataset reference date 2011 (creation)
Frequency of update asNeeded
Responsible party British Geological Survey (custodian, pointOfContact, distributor)
Access constraints otherRestrictions
ISO19139 resource type dataset
Metadata language English
Themes (secondary) No value
Schema/Vocabulary No value
Code list No value
Service Level No value
Coupled Services (none)