Environmental baseline monitoring in the Vale of Pickering — Real-time monitoring data


Air composition Groundwater quality Seismicity


BGS data overlay

Base map

Hydrogeology key
Rocks with essentially no groundwater
Aquifers with significant intergranular flow
Highly productive aquifer
Moderately productive aquifer
Low productivity aquifer
Aquifers in which flow is virtually all through fractures and other discontinuities
Highly productive aquifer
Moderately productive aquifer
Low productivity aquifer
Bedrock geology key
Grey Chalk Subgroup
White Chalk Subgroup
Gault Formation and Upper Greensand Formation (undifferentiated) - Mudstone, sandstone and limestone
Wealden Group
Mudstone, Siltstone and sandstone
Corallian Group
Limestone, Sandstone, siltstone and mudstone
West Walton Formation, Ampthill Clay Formation and Kimmeridge Clay Formation (undifferentiated)
Kellaways Formation and Oxford Clay Formation (undifferentiated)
Mudstone, siltstone and sandstone
Ravenscar Group
Sandstone, siltstone and mudstone
Lias Group
Mudstone, siltstone, limestone and sandstone
Triassic Rocks (undifferentiated)
Mudstone, siltstone and sandstone
Triassic Rocks (undifferentiated)
Sandstone and conglomerate, interbedded
Permian Rocks (undifferentiated)
Mudstone, siltstone and sandstone
Superficial geology key
River terrace deposits (undifferentiated)
Glacial Sand and Gravel
Indicative radon map
Less than 1%
1 – 3%
3 – 5%
5 – 10%
10 – 30%
Greater than 30%
The indicative radon map shows radon Affected Areas on a 1km grid. The darker the colour the greater the chance of a higher level.
The chance is less than one home in a hundred in the white areas and greater than one in three in the darkest areas.

Further details

Find out more about the monitoring being carried out in the Vale of Pickering

Groundwater quality

These data are provided live to the website. No quality assurance or data validation has been carried out and the data may include anomalies related to sensor maintenance, calibration or malfunction. Final validated datasets may be subject to change.

Graphs of the last seven days of data (click to enlarge)

pH interactive graph* Specific electrical conductance interactive graph* Total dissolved gas interactive graph* Water level interactive graph* Water temperature interactive graph*

*Interactive graphs will plot the selected parameter for all sensors. The graphs show data from the start of the dataset to the latest measurements received.

Download sensor data

The data are made available under the Non-commercial Government Licence, subject to the following acknowledgement accompanying the reproduced BGS materials: "Contains British Geological Survey materials ©NERC [year]".
You must contact BGS Enquiries if you wish to use this data commercially.

** Downloads are available as yearly ZIP files each containing 1-12 months of CSV data for all the measurements from a sensor. The latest download will be updated daily.

Further details

For further details please see Water-quality monitoring in the Vale of Pickering

Air composition

Monitored data from the CEDA Archive and Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratory (WACL)

Sensors for measuring air composition and greenhouse gases at the Kirby Misperton site were decommissioned on 26 February 2020 as it was concluded that further shale-gas exploration at the site was unlikely following public statements made by the site operator.

More information and data can be found from the CEDA Archive and WACL data portal.

Further details

For further details please see air quality and greenhouse gas monitoring in the Vale of Pickering


The images show a day of seismic data for a single channel. Each horizontal line is 30 minutes long with the start time given on the left axis and each vertical line marking one minute. The times are in UTC (or GMT) and so are an hour behind local time in summer.

The colours are simply to make interpretation easier. Seismic activity is shown when a line goes from flat to moving up and down. This is most likely to be something local to the station - a passing tractor or large animal. Earthquakes are distinct because they cause activity on several stations at the same time.

Seismic Stations
Station CodeStation NameReal-time Seismograms *
* Click a date to view the trace for the day

UK seismic network map

Further details

For further details please see our Seismic Monitoring pages.