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Access to a selection of the BGS's reference and research reports in PDF format.

  • BGS map symbols and ornaments
    A new listing (version 3) of all the BGS's geological cartographical symbols, line styles and lithological ornaments in current use.
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  • BGS rock classification scheme
    An integrated scheme for rock classification suitable for both field and laboratory use. Its hierarchical structure means that classification is appropriate to the level of information available. The scheme is divided into four volumes covering the igneous rocks, metamorphic rocks, sediments and sedimentary rocks, and artificial ground and natural superficial deposits.
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  • BGS stratigraphical framework and lithodemic scheme reports and charts
    These reports and charts result from co-operation between the BGS Stratigraphy Committee and the Geological Society Stratigraphy Commission with the aim of reviewing the stratigraphical classification for all parts of Great Britain for which modern information is available. Reports have been produced dealing with strata ranging from the Ordovician to the Quaternary in age. In addition there is a proposal for classifying units of intrusive rock (lithodemic scheme), and classifications of tectonometamorphic units and Phanerozoic intrusions in the UK.
  • Energy
    Coal, Oil, gas, wind...
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  • Environmental geology
    Reports associated with the environment
  • GSI3D Conference
    Extended abstracts and presentations of the 2nd international GSI3D conference
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  • GeoRisks
    A seminar was held on Tuesday 21st of October 2008 at the British Geological Survey (BGS) in Keyworth to explore what we understand by a risk, and how to and who should assess that risk.
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  • Geohazard Notes
    As part of the Natural Hazards Partnership, BGS has prepared a number of 'Geohazard Notes' to provide relevant summary information about some of the geohazards that could affect the UK.
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  • Ground characterisation in the urban environment
    This report describes the methodologies and datasets relating to superficial deposits and bedrock geology relevant to urban geoscientific projects. The rationale for carrying out such projects is explained and the basis for good practice is laid out in generic terms. The report provides guidance on sources of information and recommends procedures and standards that should form part of best practice when undertaking a project. Examples of this good practice are given in the form of illustrations of a range of outputs from a current project being carried out in Manchester and Salford.
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  • Lithostratigraphic Nomenclature of the UK North Sea

    During the 1990s, the BGS worked with the United Kingdom Offshore Operators Association (UKOOA) to compile a revision of the existing UK North Sea lithostratigraphical nomenclature and to establish a new standard scheme.

    The first five volumes (funded by UKOOA) covered the Central and Northern North Sea plus the Carboniferous of the Southern North Sea.

    The post-Carboniferous succession of the Southern North Sea (volumes 6 and 7) were funded by BGS in order to extend the post-Carboniferous nomenclatural scheme to the entire UK sector of the North Sea.

    These documents not only serve as a stratigraphic lexicon, serving the scientific community as a whole, but also a set of reference books to meet oil industry operational requirements.

  • Magnetic tropical brown soil from Cambodia
    A mineralogical examination of a magnetic tropical brown soil from Cambodia and a possible synthetic analogue made with soil from Devon
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  • Marine Survey Data Management Handbook
    This handbook describes the management of BGS marine survey data. Experience shows that the cost of managing such data to a high standard at the time it is acquired has little impact on the overall cost of the survey. In comparison, the retrospective indexing, sorting and QC of data can have significant cost implications, and even then, data can be missing, unusable, or of uncertain reliability.
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  • National Geological Screening
    National Geological Screening reports for RWS
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  • Nirex Geological Archive
    The Nirex geological archive was transferred from Nirex to the British Geological Survey (BGS) during 2000/2001. The archive consists of borehole cores and samples, thin and polished sections, digital data and paper records acquired by Nirex during its investigations at Sellafield and Dounreay. A report has been prepared to record the transfer of the archive and it briefly describes the nature and the extent of the data transferred to the BGS. Commercial access to or use of the archive is by agreement with Nirex, but there are no restrictions on academic access to the archive.
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  • Regional Geology Accounts
    Thirteen accounts of regional geology are provided covering England, Wales and Northern Ireland. These follow the areas used for the BGS Regional Guide publication series (see the map below). The accounts are written in non-specialist language to a common structure and are intended to provide overviews of the geology and structure of the individual regions. Each is stand alone containing a generalised geological map, cross-section(s) of the geology and illustrations. Due to the variations present in the geology and geological history from region to region the colour scheme used and the way the rock units are subdivided may vary.
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  • Spatial geoscience technologies
    Information about the spatial geoscience technologies theme.
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  • Systems geology
    Geological surveying meets the global emerging knowledge system
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  • UK geology
    UK geology research and reports
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  • UK hydrogeological baseline reports
    Between 1999 and 2005 British Geological Survey (BGS) and the Environment Agency (EA) undertook a collaborative project called 'The Natural (Baseline) Quality of Groundwaters in England and Wales' or more simply the 'Baseline' project. The project investigated the baseline quality of groundwater in aquifers or aquifer blocks in 23 study areas producing a report on each area as well as a report that synthesised all the results.
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  • Volcanology
    Articles related to volcanology
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