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This team is developing new techniques and methods that help to understand the complex processes that occur under our cities and towns.
We utilise BGS databases and records to produce high-resolution 3D models. With these, we show how a better knowledge of ground conditions, artificial ground, soils, drainage and archaeology can help manage existing and future developments.
Our current research uses the areas in and around the Thames, Clyde and Mersey to investigate:
Humans have had such an impact on the environment that scientists are debating whether we have entered a new geological time Epoch — The Anthropocene.
Developing a dynamic geoenvironmental model for the London area to address
the 'anomalous' ground conditions of the biggest development programme in the UK for over 50 years.
Geophysical and geochemical work in the estuary, and around the River Clyde and its urban tributaries. Understanding the present levels and distribution of natural and contaminant chemistry in the estuary and river-bed sediments, and in urban and peri-urban soils
2D and 3D modelling of ground conditions and natural hazards.
SuDS are drainage solutions that provide an alternative to the direct channelling of surface water through networks of pipes and sewers to nearby watercourses. What issues need to be considered? What information can BGS provide?
Contact Simon Price for more information.