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Peat Surveys: Glims Moss

Peat Deposit: Glims Moss, Orkney

Glims Moss Orkney, Survey Points: Scottish Peat Survey sites, Scottish Peat Committee and Macaulay Institute for Soil Research
Glims Moss Orkney, Depths; Scottish Peat Survey sites, Scottish Peat Committee and Macaulay Institute for Soil Research
Identifier Name Survey Year Total Area (>0.5m depth) Total Volume (m3) Max. Depth (m) Mean Depth (m)
42 Glims Moss 1962 124 3,720,000 6.3 3.0

Footnotes:

  1. Interpolated values from field observations
  2. All peat area surveyed, not only that greater than 0.5m

Notes:

Identifier

  • 1 to 70: Scottish Peat Committee Moss Survey report number
  • 71 to 122: Macaulay Institute for Soil Research survey number

Name:

  • Name of peat deposit or bog

Survey year:

  • Year of survey published, if known. U/K not recorded on map.

Total Area (ha) (>0.5 m depth):

  • Area to nearest ha, of peat greater than 0.5 m.  For full topographic surveys, the area can be calculated

Total Volume (m3):

  • Volume of peat for areas greater than 0.5m deep. For full topographic surveys, the volume can be calculated

Max. Depth (m):

  • Maximum measured depth, unless otherwise stated

Mean depth (m):

  • Mean depth of areas greater than 0.5 m deep.

Collated from survey data records, by: 

  • David Miller – formerly surveyor, Peat and Forest Soils, Macaulay Institute for Soil Research and  Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, currently Knowledge Exchange Coordinator, James Hutton Institute
  • Allan Robertson – formerly Head of Department, Peat and Forest Soils, Macaulay Institute for Soil Research
  • John Bell – soil surveyor, Soil Survey of Scotland, Macaulay Institute for Soil Research, and peat surveys, Macaulay Land Use Research Institute
  • James Anderson - formerly of the Peat Section, Peat and Forest Soils, Macaulay Institute for Soil Research
  • Jane Morrice - formerly of Peat and Forest Soils, Macaulay Institute for Soil Research, and Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, formerly research scientist, James Hutton Institute

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