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How to obtain HOST

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HOST is available for lease either as a 1 Km2 raster grid version which covers the whole of Great Britain and has the proportions of HOST classes indicated for each grid cell or as a simple lookup table to convert existing soil maps. Either can be leased in their entirety or for smaller areas.

A report describing the development of HOST is available from IH (Boorman, D.B., Hollis, J.M and Lilly, A. 1995. Hydrology of soil types: a hydrologically-based classification of the soils of the United Kingdom. Institute of Hydrology Report No.126. Institute of Hydrology, Wallingford.) and a list of references where HOST has been described or used is given below.

Bibliography of publications relevant to the description or use of HOST

  1. Boorman, D.B. and Hollis, J.M. 1990. Hydrology of soil types: a hydrologically based classification of the soils in England and Wales. In: Proceedings of the MAFF Conference of River and Coastal Engineers, July 1990, University of Loughborough.
  2. Boorman, D.B., Gannon, B., Gustard, A., Hollis, J.M. and Lilly, A. 1994. Hydrological aspects of the HOST classification of soils. Report prepared for MAFF. Institute of Hydrology. Wallingford.
  3. Boorman, D.B., Hollis, J.M and Lilly, A. 1991. The production of the Hydrology of Soil Types (HOST) data set. Proceedings of the 3rd National Hydrology Symposium. Univ. of Southampton. British Hydrological Society.
  4. Boorman, D.B., Hollis, J.M and Lilly, A. 1995. Hydrology of soil types: a hydrologically-based classification of the soils of the United Kingdom. Institute of Hydrology Report No.126. Institute of Hydrology, Wallingford.
  5. Boorman, D.B., Hollis, J.M., Lilly, A. and Higgins, A.J. 1991. The hydrology of soil types - HOST. Presented at the conference on Land Use Change, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
  6. Breach, R.A., Porter, M.J., Court, A.C., Hollis, J.M., Keay, C.A. and Hallet, S.H. 1994. CatchIS - A new computer based catchment planning and information system to assess the vulnerability of surface and groundwater catchments to contamination. In: Proceedings of the American Water Works Association Annual Conference (Water Quality), AWWA, 1994, 545-562.
  7. Brown, C.D. and Hollis, J.M. In Press. SWAT - A semi-empirical model to predict concentrations of pesticides entering surface waters from agricultural land.
  8. Bruand, A., Duval, O., Wösten, J.H.M. and Lilly, A. (Eds). 1997. The use of pedotransfer in soil hydrology research in Europe: Proceedings of the second workshop on Using existing soil data to derive hydraulic parameters for simulation models in environmental studies and in land use planning. INRA. Orléans and EC/JRC. Ispera.
  9. Carter, A.D. and Fogg, P. 1995. A critical evaluation of Field monitoring techniques used to describe the leaching and run-off behaviour of pesticides. In: Walker, A., Allen, R., Bailey, S.W., Blair, A.M. , Brown, C.D., Günther, P., Leake, C.R. and Nocholls, P.H. (Eds). Pesticide movement to water, British Crop Protection Monograph, 62.
  10. Hallett, S.H., Thanigasalam, P. and Hollis, J.M. 1995. SEISMIC: a desktop information system for assessing the fate and behaviour of pesticides in the environment. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 13, 227 - 242.
  11. Hollis, J.M. 1991. Mapping the vulnerability of aquifers and surface waters to pesticide contamination at the national/regional scale. In: Walker, A. Pesticides in Soils and Water, Current Perspectives. British Crop Protection Monograph, 47, 165 - 174.
  12. Hollis, J.M., Keay, C.A., Hallet, S.H. and Gobbons, J.W. 1995. Using CatchIS to assess the risk to water resources from diffusely applied pesticides. In: Walker, A., Allen, R., Bailey, S.W., Blair, A.M. , Brown, C.D., Günther, P., Leake, C.R. and Nocholls, P.H. (Eds). Pesticide movement to water, British Crop Protection Monograph, 62.
  13. Langan, S.J. and Wilson, M.J. 1992. Predicting the regional occurrence of acid surface waters in Scotland using an approach based on geology, soils and land use. Journal of Hydrology, 138, 515 - 528.
  14. Langan, S.J., Wade, A.J., Smart, R., Edwards, A.C., Soulsby, C., Billett, M.F.,Jarvie, H.P., Cresser, M.S., Owen, R. and Ferrier, R.C. 1997. The prediction and management of water quality in a relatively unpolluted catchment: current issues and experimental approaches. The Science of the Total Environment, 194/195, 419-435.
  15. Lilly, A. and Paterson, E. 1994. The availability and uses of soil physical data: a Scottish perspective. Presented at a workshop on "Using existing soil data to derive hydraulic parameters for simulation models in environmental studies and in land use planning" Wageningen. Netherlands.
  16. Lilly, A., Boorman, D.B. and Hollis, J.M. 1996. The development of a hydrological classification of UK soils and the inherent scale changes. Conference on Soil and water quality at different scales. August 1996. Wageningen.
  17. Lilly, A., Boorman, D.B. and Hollis, J.M. 1996. The use of pedotransfer in the development of a hydrological classification of UK soils (HOST). EU Workshop on Using existing soil data to derive hydraulic parameters for simulation models in environmental studies and in land use planning. October 1996. INRA. Orléans and EC/JRC Ispera.
  18. Lilly, A., Boorman, D.B., and Hollis, J.M. In Press. The development of a hydrological classification of UK soils and the inherent scale changes. Fertilizer Research.
  19. Miller, D.R., Morrice, J.G., Ferrier, R., Wright, G.G. and Lilly, A. 1995. The integration of environmental variables and models for water catchment management. Proceedings of JEC '95. April 1995. Den Haag. Netherlands.
  20. Palmer, R. C. and Lewis, M.A. In Press. Assessment of groundwater vulnerability in England and Wales. In: Geological Society Special Publication:Groundwater Pollution, aquifer recharge and vulnerability. Edited by Robins, N.S.
  21. Palmer, R. C., Holman, I.P., Robins, N.S. and Lewis, M.A. 1995. Guide to groundwater vulnerability mapping in England and Wales. National Rivers Authority. HMSO.
  22. Towers, W. 1994. Towards a strategic approach to sewage sludge utilization on agricultural land. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 37, 447-460.
  23. Towers, W. 1995. Sewage sludge utilization on agricultural land in Scotland - Trends in physical constraints and their implications. Macaulay Land Use Research Institute. Aberdeen.
  24. Towers, W. and Paterson, E. 1997. Sewage sludge application to land - a preliminary assessment of the sensitivity of Scottish soils to heavy metal inputs. Soil use and Management, 13, 149-155.

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