Groundwater Monitoring Data, Virkisjokull Glacier Observatory, 2012-2018

Dataset title Groundwater Monitoring Data, Virkisjokull Glacier Observatory, 2012-2018
Dataset creators Brighid Ó Dochartaigh, British Geological Survey
Alan MacDonald, British Geological Survey
Paul Wilson, Geological Survey of Northern Ireland
Jez Everest, British Geological Survey
Dataset theme Geoscientific Information
Dataset abstract

Groundwater level and groundwater temperature data measured in 9 boreholes between August 2012 and August 2018. Groundwater conductivity data measured in 1 of these boreholes from September 2012 to August 2014. Eight of the boreholes are drilled into a sandur (glacial outwash floodplain) aquifer in front of Virkisjokull glacier, SE Iceland, and are between 8.2 and 14.9 m deep. The remaining borehole is drilled into a volcanic rock aquifer between the sandur and glacier and is 5.1 m deep. Selected groundwater monitoring data are reported in Ó Dochartaigh, B. É., et al. 2019. Groundwater - glacier meltwater interaction in proglacial aquifers, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Further information on borehole installations and geology can be found in Ó Dochartaigh et al. 2012. Groundwater investigations at Virkisjokull, Iceland: data report 2012. British Geological Survey Open Report OR/12/088,

Dataset content dates 21/08/2012 to 25/08/2018
Dataset spatial coverage Virkisjokull, SE Iceland.
SW corner: -16.8605, 63.94247222 NE corner: -16.8220278, 63.96083333
Dataset supply format MS Excel
Dataset language English-United Kingdom
Dataset discovery metadata record Discovery Link to the dataset's BGS Discovery Metadata record
Dataset publisher British Geological Survey
Dataset publication date 7th August 2019
Dataset digital object identifier(DOI) 10.5285/3c28c1e9-d19d-431c-8c30-e9a014447d7b
Dataset citation text Ó Dochartaigh, B; MacDonald, A; Wilson, P; Everest, J (2019): Groundwater Monitoring Data, Virkisjokull Glacier Observatory, 2012-2018. British Geological Survey. (Dataset).
Constraints and terms of use This data set is available under Open Government Licence, subject to the following acknowledgement accompanying any reproduced materials: "Contains data supplied by permission of the Natural Environment Research Council [YEAR]".
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