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Title Model metadata report for the Glasgow Geothermal Energy Research Field Site superficial deposits model : British Geological Survey report OR/18/064
Ref no OR/18/064
Author Arkley, S.
Year of publication 2018
Abstract This report presents the metadata behind the superficial deposits model, developed by the British Geological Survey (BGS), for the Glasgow Geothermal Energy Research Field Site (GGERFS) of the UK Geoenergy Observatories Programme (UKGEOS). The site is located within the Clyde Gateway regeneration area of eastern Glasgow (Glasgow City Council) and Rutherglen (South Lanarkshire Council), central Scotland, UK. The superficial deposits in the Clyde valley consist of a complex succession of glacial till, marine, lacustrine and fluvio-glacial deposits, overlain by fluvial deposits, recent alluvium and anthropogenic deposits, which locally reach around 50 m in thickness. There is widespread made, filled and landscaped ground mantling the natural superficial deposits. The geological information in this report and accompanying 3D model characterise the various superficial deposits, and give an indication of their thickness and lateral extent. This has created a better understanding of the Quaternary (superficial) geology of the UKGEOS Glasgow area. The model allows users to visualise the likely subsurface sequence to be found beneath the UKGEOS Glasgow area and create synthetic borehole prognoses. The model presented in this report builds on previous superficial deposit models of the Glasgow area, developed in BGS since 2005. A number of reports have been published describing previous models of the area, including Merritt et al. (2009), Monaghan et al. (2012, 2014) and Arkley et al. (2013). The model incorporates additional borehole data to increase the model resolution in the vicinity of the planned new borehole sites and incorporates any post-2005 borehole data more recently received by BGS than previous model versions. This version of the model represents a UKGEOS 'pre-drill' understanding of the superficial deposits. The models are an interpretation of digital datasets held by the British Geological Survey. A summary of the construction method, limitations of the models and a brief description of the modelled units are given.
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