DATABASE OF CRITICAL LOADS OF ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTANTS

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Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: DATABASE OF CRITICAL LOADS OF ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTANTS
Description:
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
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
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Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -8.41
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 2.39
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 59.07
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 49.49
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE > CROP/PLANT YIELDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AIR QUALITY > EMISSIONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > ACID RAIN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > ACID DEPOSITION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > ACID DEPOSITION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > CONTAMINANTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND PRODUCTIVITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND RESOURCES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > SOCIAL BEHAVIOR > VULNERABILITY LEVELS/INDEX
Theme_Keyword: FARMING
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ECONOMY
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > BRITISH ISLES > UNITED KINGDOM
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > EUROPE
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TIM MOFFAT
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Environmental Information Centre
Address: Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Address: Monks Wood
City: Huntingdon
State_or_Province: Cambs
Postal_Code: PE17 2LS
Country: UK
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +44 1487 773381
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +44 1487 773467
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: t.moffat@ite.ac.uk
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: GB/NERC/CEH-MW > Center for Ecology and Hydrology, Monks Wood, Natural Environment Research Council, UK
Contact_Person: TIM MOFFAT
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Environmental Information Centre
Address: Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Address: Monks Wood
City: Huntingdon
State_or_Province: Cambs
Postal_Code: PE17 2LS
Country: UK
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +44 1487 773381
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +44 1487 773467
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: t.moffat@ite.ac.uk
Resource_Description: EIC01_BIOLOGICAL_RECORDS
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.ceh.ac.uk/index.html
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20121102
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TIM MOFFAT
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Environmental Information Centre
Address: Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Address: Monks Wood
City: Huntingdon
State_or_Province: Cambs
Postal_Code: PE17 2LS
Country: UK
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +44 1487 773381
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +44 1487 773467
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: t.moffat@ite.ac.uk
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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