Scoat Tarn - United Kingdom

UK ECN and UK UWMN site. Scoat Tarn in the English Lake District is a typical mountain corrie lake, being small and deep with an area of 5.2 ha and a maximum depth of 20 m. The lake lies in a west facing valley at an altitude of 602 m, and drains into Wastwater via the Nether Beck. The catchment comprises a small corrie (95 ha) with steeply sloping walls and three summits in excess of 825 m. The bedrock is Ordivician tuff (undifferentiated) of the Borrowdale Volcanic series and the local soils are mainly shallow, peaty rankers. The eastern slopes are mainly of rock and boulders while to the north are less steep and covered in rough grass and Sphagnum moss. Land use is confined to low intensity sheep grazing. Scoat Tarn is classified as having high acid deposition.

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Metadata Access
Creator Andrew Sier [Primary ECN contact]
Publisher Long-Term Ecosystem Research in Europe
Contributor DEIMS-SDR Site and Dataset registry
Publication Year 2012
Rights No conditions apply to access and use; no limitations to public access
OpenAccess true
Contact arjs(at)
Language English
Format text/html
Discipline Environmental Monitoring
Spatial Coverage (-3.307W, 54.478S, -3.289E, 54.491N)