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Abstract

The Scottish peat resource was reviewed in terms of the volume and quality of peat deposits in relation to current terminology and classification schemes used by those concerned with ecology, soil mapping and other disciplines. The limitations of currently available information based on survey and mapping were identified, particularly with respect to scale and detail. Of the approximately 790,000 hectares of peatland in Scotland, blanket peat occupies 91 % and basin peat 9 %. The Highland Region holds 41 % of the total national peat resource.

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Authors: CLAYTON P, Warren Spring Laboratory, Stevenage (GB);BIRNIE R V, Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, Aberdeen (GB);HULME P D, Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, Aberdeen (GB);ROBERTSON R A, Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, Aberdeen (GB);WARD S A, Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, Aberdeen (GB);GRIFFITHS P, Scottish Centre of Agricultural Engineering, Penicuik (GB);SOANE B D, Scottish Centre of Agricultural Engineering, Penicuik (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14368 EN (1993) 200 pp., MF, ECU 8
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Record Number: 199310327 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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