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Epilithic diatoms from the Trout Beck, North Pennines: 1997-2011

Battarbee, RW; Shilland, EM; Yang, H; (2012) Epilithic diatoms from the Trout Beck, North Pennines: 1997-2011. (ECRC Research Report 150 ). UCL Environmental Change Research Centre: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

“The Trout Beck is a headwater stream of the River Tees which drains Great Dun Fell, Hard Hill and Knock Fell in the North Pennines (Figure 1). The ECN sampling point (Grid Ref NY758335) is at 535m altitude and the catchment above this covers 1146 ha, rising to 848 m altitude (Figure 2). The geology is alternating strata of Carboniferous limestones, sandstone and shales. Blanket peat covers 90% of the catchment with skeletal soils towards the fell tops and small areas of limestone soils and alluvial soils. Vegetation is dominated by ling heather (Calluna vulgaris), cotton grass (Eriophorum spp) and Sphagnum moss. The catchment lies in Moor House National Nature Reserve which is owned by Natural England. Discharge is measured at a Compound Crump Gauging Station operated by the Environment Agency. The pH of Trout Beck averages 6.2 although there are wide fluctuations associated with the discharge. The site has a long history of ecological research.” (ECN website, 2012).

Type: Report
Title: Epilithic diatoms from the Trout Beck, North Pennines: 1997-2011
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/research/research-centr...
Language: English
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10113841
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