DART laboratory data

The laboratory-based experimentation will establish links between routinely collected geotechnical data (for construction projects) for example Atterberg limits, moisture content and particle size distribution, and geophysical properties of the soil. It is hypothesised that knowledge of the geotechnical soil characteristics will allow the prediction of the geophysical properties of the soil and hence guide the selection of the most appropriate survey technique. The laboratory tests will focus on determining electromagnetic signal attenuation/penetration for soils in different geotechnical states. If the link between geotechnical and geophysical properties can be made, then the BGS nationwide geotechnical database will provide information which can be used to calibrate geophysical sensors for the local conditions.

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Author Keith Wilkinson
Maintainer Anthony Beck
resource.abstract The laboratory-based experimentation will establish links between routinely collected geotechnical data (for construction projects) for example Atterberg limits, moisture content and particle size distribution, and geophysical properties of the soil. It is hypothesised that knowledge of the geotechnical soil characteristics will allow the prediction of the geophysical properties of the soil and hence guide the selection of the most appropriate survey technique. The laboratory tests will focus on determining electromagnetic signal attenuation/penetration for soils in different geotechnical states. If the link between geotechnical and geophysical properties can be made, then the BGS nationwide geotechnical database will provide information which can be used to calibrate geophysical sensors for the local conditions.
resource.accessConstraints None
resource.bibliographicCitation @data{dart_laboratorydata, doi = {not allocated}, url = {http://dartportal.leeds.ac.uk/dataset/dart_laboratorydata}, author = {Keith Wilkinson}, publisher = {The DART project, School of Computing, University of Leeds}, title = {DART laboratory data}, year = {2013}, note = {DART is a Science and Heritage project funded by AHRC and EPSRC. Further DART data and details can be found at http://dartportal.leeds.ac.uk}}
resource.completeness Complete
resource.consistency Consistent data structure, attribution and relationships.
resource.contributor.email LEP001@bham.ac.uk
resource.contributor.name Laura Pring
resource.contributor.orcID http://orcID 0000-0002-5363-7959
resource.creation.endDateTime 2013
resource.creation.startDateTime 2011
resource.creation.status Complete
resource.creator.email Keith.Wilkinson@winchester.ac.uk
resource.creator.name Keith Wilkinson
resource.creator.orcID http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3996-0696
resource.custodian.email a.r.beck@leeds.ac.uk
resource.custodian.name Anthony Beck
resource.custodian.orcID http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2991-811X
resource.description The laboratory-based experimentation will establish links between routinely collected geotechnical data (for construction projects) for example Atterberg limits, moisture content and particle size distribution, and geophysical properties of the soil. It is hypothesised that knowledge of the geotechnical soil characteristics will allow the prediction of the geophysical properties of the soil and hence guide the selection of the most appropriate survey technique. The laboratory tests will focus on determining electromagnetic signal attenuation/penetration for soils in different geotechnical states. If the link between geotechnical and geophysical properties can be made, then the BGS nationwide geotechnical database will provide information which can be used to calibrate geophysical sensors for the local conditions.
resource.distribution.technique Download only
resource.edition 1
resource.fileFormat .txt, .zip
resource.funder Science and Heritage Programme, Arts and Humanities Research Council, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
resource.instructionalMethod None - this is a collection
resource.keywords Magnetic Susceptibility, Loss On Ignition, Grain Size
resource.language eng
resource.license odc-by
resource.license.typeURL http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/by/
resource.lineage None: this is raw data
resource.localURI http://dartportal.leeds.ac.uk/storage/f/dart_laboratorydata
resource.metadata.creator.email Keith.Wilkinson@winchester.ac.uk
resource.metadata.creator.name Keith Wilkinson
resource.metadata.creator.orcID http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3996-0696
resource.metadata.language eng
resource.methodsAndStandards Winchester analysis undertaken by Keith Wilkinson Field and laboratory descriptions Jones, A.P., Tucker, M.E. and Hart, J.K. (1999) Guidelines and recommendations. In Jones, A.P., Tucker, M.E. and Hart, J.K. (Eds.) The description and analysis of Quaternary stratigraphic field sections. Quaternary Research Association technical guide 7, London, 27-76. Munsell Color (2000) Munsell soil color charts. Munsell Color, New Windsor (NY). Tucker, M.E. (1982) Sedimentary rocks in the field. Wiley, Chichester. Magnetic susceptibility Gale, S.J. and Hoare, P.G. (1991) Quaternary sediments: petrographic methods for the study of unlithified rocks. Belhaven, London, 221-226 - but using the <250micrometre fraction rather than <2mm fraction. Loss-on-ignition Organic carbon measurements were made by combusting the <250micrometre sub-samples previously used for magnetic susceptibility measurement at 550 degree C for four hours and measuring the percentage loss in mass. (No reference) Grain size Gale, S.J. and Hoare, P.G. (1991) Quaternary sediments: petrographic methods for the study of unlithified rocks. Belhaven, London, 86-96 Birmingham Analysis undertaken by Laura Pring All samples tested to BS 1377:2: British Standards Institution, 1990, British Standard Methods of Test for Soils for Civil Engineering Purposes. Test, Method, BS 1377:2 section Moisture Content, Oven-Drying Method, BS 1377:2 section 3.2 Plastic Limit, Plastic Limit, BS 1377:2 section 5.3 Liquid Limit, Cone Penetrometer Method, BS 1377:2 section 4.3 Plasticity Index, Derivation of Plasticity Index, BS 1377:2 section 5.4 Linear Shrinkage, Linear Shrinkage, BS 1377:2 section 6.5 Bulk and Dry Density, Water Displacement Method, BS 1377:2 section 7.4 Particle Density, Small Pyknometer Method, BS 1377:2 section 8.3 Particle Size Distribution (>63 microns), Wet Sieving Method, BS 1377:2 section 9.2 Particle Size Distribution (<63 microns), Sedimentation by Hydrometer, BS 1377:2 section 9.5 pH was tested using a digital pH meter
resource.processingStage Complete
resource.processingSteps Winchester analysis undertaken by Keith Wilkinson Field and laboratory descriptions Jones, A.P., Tucker, M.E. and Hart, J.K. (1999) Guidelines and recommendations. In Jones, A.P., Tucker, M.E. and Hart, J.K. (Eds.) The description and analysis of Quaternary stratigraphic field sections. Quaternary Research Association technical guide 7, London, 27-76. Munsell Color (2000) Munsell soil color charts. Munsell Color, New Windsor (NY). Tucker, M.E. (1982) Sedimentary rocks in the field. Wiley, Chichester. Magnetic susceptibility Gale, S.J. and Hoare, P.G. (1991) Quaternary sediments: petrographic methods for the study of unlithified rocks. Belhaven, London, 221-226 - but using the <250micrometre fraction rather than <2mm fraction. Loss-on-ignition Organic carbon measurements were made by combusting the <250micrometre sub-samples previously used for magnetic susceptibility measurement at 550 degree C for four hours and measuring the percentage loss in mass. (No reference) Grain size Gale, S.J. and Hoare, P.G. (1991) Quaternary sediments: petrographic methods for the study of unlithified rocks. Belhaven, London, 86-96 Birmingham Analysis undertaken by Laura Pring All samples tested to BS 1377:2: British Standards Institution, 1990, British Standard Methods of Test for Soils for Civil Engineering Purposes. Test, Method, BS 1377:2 section Moisture Content, Oven-Drying Method, BS 1377:2 section 3.2 Plastic Limit, Plastic Limit, BS 1377:2 section 5.3 Liquid Limit, Cone Penetrometer Method, BS 1377:2 section 4.3 Plasticity Index, Derivation of Plasticity Index, BS 1377:2 section 5.4 Linear Shrinkage, Linear Shrinkage, BS 1377:2 section 6.5 Bulk and Dry Density, Water Displacement Method, BS 1377:2 section 7.4 Particle Density, Small Pyknometer Method, BS 1377:2 section 8.3 Particle Size Distribution (>63 microns), Wet Sieving Method, BS 1377:2 section 9.2 Particle Size Distribution (<63 microns), Sedimentation by Hydrometer, BS 1377:2 section 9.5 pH was tested using a digital pH meter
resource.publisher School of Computing, University of Leeds
resource.purpose multi-temporal heritage detection
resource.relatedResources DartProjectOverview
resource.repositoryName http://dartportal.leeds.ac.uk/
resource.reuseConstraints No conditions apply for reuse (remix it, publish it, share it, commercialise it, sell it etc.) except attribution (see resource.bibliographicCitation)
resource.reusePotential archaeology, environment, heritage, soil science, farming, ecology, geography, earth science
resource.samplingStrategy A number of types of sample were taken during excavation and coring appropriate for the different laboratory methods Undisturbed Sample Bulk Disturbed Sample Sealed Sample (Moisture Content Preserved) Chemical Sample Monolith
resource.topic geoscientificInformation, environment, heritage, farming, climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere, imageryBaseMapsEarthCover, society, structure
resource.type Dataset collection
resource.type.specific Text
resource.updateFrequency not planned
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spatial.driftGeology DDCF: http://www.bgs.ac.uk/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?pub=TILMP, DDPF: http://www.bgs.ac.uk/Lexicon/lexicon.cfm?pub=T1T2, HHCC: Clay: no superficial drift geology, HHQF: no superficial drift geology
spatial.landuse Permanent pasture: DDPF, Arable: DDCF, HHCF, HHQF
spatial.ordnanceSurveyPlaceName Harnhill (http://data.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/id/50kGazetteer/109734) and Diddington (http://data.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/id/50kGazetteer/72767)
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spatial.solidGeology DDCF and DDPF: http://www.bgs.ac.uk/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?pub=OXC, HHCC: http://www.bgs.ac.uk/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?pub=CB, HHQF: http://www.bgs.ac.uk/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?pub=SI
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title.alternative dart_laboratorydata
title.pattern Where appropriate each resource has been named with the following pattern: DART_<3 character sensor/collection name>_<spatial location>_<StartDateTime YYYYMMDD with optional HHMM>_<endDateTime YYYYMMDD with optional HHMM>_<stage PRO or RAW to refer to processed or raw data>_<other stuff>.<suffix>. Hence, the file DART_T3P_DDCF_20110823_20130106_PRO.csv refers to DART data collected using the T3P Imko soil moisture probes at Diddington Clay Field between 23rd August 2011 and 6th January 2013 which has been processed and is available in a comma separated text format.