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Glasgow, a case study in urban geology

M. A. E. Browne, I. H. Forsythe and A. A. McMillan
Glasgow, a case study in urban geology
Journal of the Geological Society of London (March 1986) 143, Part 3: 509-520


A long history of mining and quarrying in Glasgow has left a legacy of engineering problems. Thematic mapping by the British Geological Survey, which takes account of all the available evidence on the distribution of man-made hazards and relevant geological factors, is assisting local and national planning departments in the preparation of proposals for urban renewal and development. Key features described include: lithology, thickness and generalized engineering properties of the drift deposits; bedrock geology; and undermining, with the emphasis on workings close to rockhead.

ISSN: 0016-7649
EISSN: 2041-479X
Serial Title: Journal of the Geological Society of London
Serial Volume: 143, Part 3
Title: Glasgow, a case study in urban geology
Affiliation: Br. Geol. Surv., Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Pages: 509-520
Published: 198603
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom
References: 13
Accession Number: 1986-067361
Categories: Engineering geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 2 tables, sects., geol. sketch map
N55°49'60" - N55°55'00", W04°19'60" - W04°10'00"
Source Note: Special issue commemorating the 150th anniversary of the British Geological Survey
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2020, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 1986
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