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Global Gridded Surfaces of Selected Soil Characteristics (IGBP-DIS)

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Data setGlobal Gridded Surfaces of Selected Soil Characteristics (IGBP-DIS)
Release date2000-12-20
ProjectSoil Collections
Time Period1950-01-01 to 1996-12-31


Global data-surfaces pre-generated by SoilData, at a resolution of 5x5 arc-minutes, in ASCII GRID format for ARC INFO, and for the soil depth interval 0-100 cm.


Data set reference document


Global Soil Data Task Group. 2000. Global Gridded Surfaces of Selected Soil Characteristics (IGBP-DIS) . ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
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Soil Collections: The ORNL DAAC compiles, archives, and distributes data on the physical and chemical properties of soils. The data are gridded at spatial scales ranging from regional to global.

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Companion Files

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  • wp.jpg
  • sc.jpg
  • tn.jpg
  • bk.jpg
  • pawc.jpg
  • tc.jpg
  • fc.jpg
  • README_images
  • igbp-surfaces.pdf
  • readme.txt

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDatesCompanion file
bulkdens.dat 31.0 MB 1950-01-01 - 1996-12-31 bulkdens.txt
fieldcap.dat 31.6 MB 1950-01-01 - 1996-12-31 fieldcap.txt
pawc.dat 31.5 MB 1950-01-01 - 1996-12-31 pawc.txt
soilcarb.dat 31.2 MB 1950-01-01 - 1996-12-31 soilcarb.txt
thermcap.dat 30.9 MB 1950-01-01 - 1996-12-31 thermcap.txt
totaln.dat 31.2 MB 1950-01-01 - 1996-12-31 totaln.txt
wiltpont.dat 31.3 MB 1950-01-01 - 1996-12-31 wiltpont.txt

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