Llyn Llagi - United Kingdom

UK ECN and UK UWMN site. Llyn Llagi occupies a north-facing corrie in the central area of the Snowdonia region of North Wales. The lake lies at 380 m beneath a steep backwall and comprises a deep, almost circular basin (maximum depth 16.5 m) bordered by an extensive shallow (1 m deep) rim. The lake covers an area of 5.67ha and the primary inflow constitutes the outflow stream from Llyn yr Adar. The lake drains to the north-west to the Nanmor valley. The catchment (157 ha) consists primarily of Ordivician slates and shales of the Glanarfon series. The backwall is composed of a large doleritic intrusion with small intrusions of fine microgranites and volcanic tuff. The catchment soils are mainly stagnopodsols and gleys, interspersed with blanket peats. The vegetation is characterised by Calluna (heather), Molinia (purple moor-grass) and Eriophorum (cotton grass), and the catchment is grazed at a low intensity by sheep. The lake and much of the catchment lie within a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Llyn Llagi is classified as having high acid deposition.

Identifier
Source https://deims.org/744bfb9e-298d-445e-8ea8-0c392be327d2
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Metadata Access https://deims.org/api/sites/744bfb9e-298d-445e-8ea8-0c392be327d2
Provenance
Creator Andrew Sier [Primary ECN contact]
Publisher Long-Term Ecosystem Research in Europe
Contributor DEIMS-SDR Site and Dataset registry deims.org
Publication Year 2012
Rights No conditions apply to access and use; no limitations to public access
OpenAccess true
Contact arjs(at)ceh.ac.uk
Representation
Language English
Format text/html
Discipline Atmospheric Sciences; Biology; Biospheric Sciences; Chemistry; Climatology; Ecology; Geosciences; Life Sciences; Meteorology; Natural Sciences
Spatial Coverage (-4.020W, 53.007S, -3.990E, 53.020N)