OR/15/045 Introduction

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Kendall, R S. 2015. Conceptual cross-sections of superficial deposits in Cardiff . British Geological Survey Internal Report, OR/15/045.

At the time of writing, BGS Wales is undertaking a research program in the Cardiff City region that has necessitated developing an understanding of the surface and subsurface distribution of superficial deposits of the area. The motivation for this program includes a research task to characterise the potential for ground source heat in the city, where the resource is thought to be, in part, controlled by the distribution and lithology of the superficial deposits as well as one to provide geotechnical data in support of building and infrastructure projects.

A series of three conceptual cross-sections have been constructed and will be used to inform interpretation of borehole data which will be used to construct a 3D model of the superficial deposits of Cardiff using GSI3D software.