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This image reveals the micro-contours around Fulford produced using LIDAR technology:

  • This mapping allows very fine contour visualisation ( green low, through yellow to brown for higher land)
  • The microwaves are not reflected by water so the river and the damp areas of the Ings are white

This laser-topographical map shows the break in the glacial moraine through which Germany Beck flows, draining the extensive hinterland. 

  • A network of rivulets and drains allow the land on which the University of York and the extensive fen land known as Heslington Common drains this land to the river Ouse.
  • Germany Beck is therefore a vital drain for this hinterland and also provides a flood plain for the river Ouse, and this role can be traced in the sediment. The development plans to dam the beck to isolate it from the river and build some ponds to hold peak water from this catchment and then pump it up into the river.
  • The beck also provides a wildlife corridor for this extensive hinterland which will be isolated if the flood-alleviation work is put in place.

The paleo channels can also be identified. 

  • These channels have now been filled by nature and man, but they used to drain the wet land on the bottom right area of the image which used to be much wetter.
  • The after investigating this area it fitted the description in the literature of an extensive marshy area.
  • These paleo channels also provide the focus for many of the metal-reprocessing sites identified. 

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The author of the content is Charles Jones - fulfordthing@gmail.com   Last updated April 2015

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