DATABASE OF CRITICAL LOADS OF ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTANTS
Entry ID: EIC11_ATMOSPHERIC_POLLUTANTS

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Summary
Abstract: The database comprises estimates of the vulnerability of the land
surface of Great Britain to the effects of atmospheric pollution
(particularly acid deposition), on the basis of air quality and the
sensitivity of receptor soils, geology, freshwaters and vegetation
(trees, semi-natural vegetation and crops).

The Critical Loads Database was developed by the amalgamation of data
sets from the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, the Soil Survey and
Land Research Centre (SSLRC), Macaulay Land Use Research Institute
(MLURI), and the University of Aberdeen.

The database is managed by the Critical Loads Mapping and Data Centre
(MADC) at Monks Wood and acts as the UK National Focal Centre for the
Critical Loads Advisory Group (CLAG), which was set up in 1991 by the
Department of the Environment to develop a national critical loads and
levels programme.

Data within the basic database correspond to each of the circa 250,000
1 km squares of the British National Grid. The data are held digital
forms within Laserscan Horizon and Arc-Info GIS and within an Oracle
database.

The MADC uses the database to map particular receptor pollutant
combinations which are then combined with current deposition loads or
exposure levels for that pollutant to produce critcal loads or level
exceedance maps.

Areas of potential damage can be quantified from these maps and these
form a basis for relating policy on pollutant emission abatements to
environmental benefits

Geographic Coverage
 N: 59.07 S: 49.49  E: 2.39  W: -8.41

Location Keywords
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > BRITISH ISLES > UNITED KINGDOM
CONTINENT > EUROPE


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE >CROP/PLANT YIELDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY >EMISSIONS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >ACID RAIN    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >ACID DEPOSITION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >ACID DEPOSITION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >CONTAMINANTS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND PRODUCTIVITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND RESOURCES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SOCIAL BEHAVIOR >VULNERABILITY LEVELS/INDEX    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
FARMING
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
EIC/ITE


Data Center
Center for Ecology and Hydrology, Monks Wood, Natural Environment Research Council, UK    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.ceh.ac.uk/index.html
Dataset ID: EIC01_BIOLOGICAL_RECORDS

Data Center Personnel
Name: TIM MOFFAT
Phone: +44 1487 773381
Phone: +44 1487 773467
Email: t.moffat at ite.ac.uk
Contact Address:
Environmental Information Centre
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Monks Wood
City: Huntingdon
Province or State: Cambs
Postal Code: PE17 2LS
Country: UK


Personnel
TIM MOFFAT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +44 1487 773381
Phone: +44 1487 773467
Email: t.moffat at ite.ac.uk
Contact Address:
Environmental Information Centre
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Monks Wood
City: Huntingdon
Province or State: Cambs
Postal Code: PE17 2LS
Country: UK


BARRY WYATT
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +44 1487 3381
Fax: +44 1487 3467
Email: b.wyatt at ite.ac.uk
Contact Address:
Environmental Information Centre
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Monks Wood
City: Huntingdon
Province or State: Cambs
Postal Code: PE17 2LS
Country: UK



Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-11-02

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