Gauging differences between blanket and raised bogs using legacy data

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Stephen James Chapman
Book (published in): 
Proceedings of the 15th International Peat Congress
blanket bog, raised bog, bulk density




The oceanic climate of Scotland leads to the formation of both blanket and raised bogs, with some intermediate types also evident. Apart from their location and mode of formation, superficially the vegetation and underlying peat can look much the same. Using legacy data from the Scottish Peat Surveys, mainly carried out in the 1950s, subtle differences in peat properties and vegetation at that time have been teased out. Raised bogs tended to be deeper than blanket bog but have a lower bulk density. Regardless of type, there was an inverse relationship...