Royse, KR; de Freitas, M; Burgess, WG; Cosgrove, J; Ghail, RC; Gibbard, P; ... Skipper, J; + view all Royse, KR; de Freitas, M; Burgess, WG; Cosgrove, J; Ghail, RC; Gibbard, P; King, C; Lawrence, U; Mortimore, RN; Owen, H; Skipper, J; - view fewer (2012) Geology of London, UK. PROCEEDINGS OF THE GEOLOGISTS ASSOCIATION , 123 (1) 22 - 45. 10.1016/j.pgeola.2011.07.005.
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The population of London is around 7 million. The infrastructure to support this makes London one of the most intensively investigated areas of upper crust. However construction work in London continues to reveal the presence of unexpected ground conditions. These have been discovered in isolation and often recorded with no further work to explain them. There is a scientific, industrial and commercial need to refine the geological framework for London and its surrounding area. This paper reviews the geological setting of London as it is understood at present, and outlines the issues that current research is attempting to resolve.
|Title:||Geology of London, UK|
|Open access status:||An open access publication. A version is also available from UCL Discovery.|
|Additional information:||This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
|Keywords:||London Basin Forum, Pre-Gault and Gault sediments, Chalk, Paleogene Lambeth Group and Thanet Sand Formation, Eocene Thames group, Quaternary clay-with-flints and river deposits, Geological structures, Ground engineering impacts|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Earth Sciences|
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