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BOREAS REGIONAL SOILS DATA IN RASTER FORMAT AND AEAC PROJECTION
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Summary:

This data set was gridded by BORIS staff from a vector data set received from Canadian Soil Information System (CanSIS). The original data came in two parts that covered Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The data were gridded and merged into one data set of 84 files covering the BOReal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study (BOREAS) region. The data were gridded into the Albers Equal-Area Conic (AEAC) projection. Because the mapping of the two provinces was done separately in the original vector data, there may be discontinuities in some of the soil layers because of different interpretations of certain soil properties.

A guide document which includes more information about this data set can be found at http://daac.ornl.gov/SSA_Soils_125K_Raster.txt.

ORNL DAAC maintains information on the entire BOREAS Project.

Data Citation

Cite this data set as follows:

Monette, B., and D. Knapp. 1998. BOREAS Regional Soils Data in Raster Format and AEAC Projection. Data set. Available on-line [http://www.daac.ornl.gov] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/285.

References:

Acton, D.F., G.A. Padbury, and J.A. Shields. 1991. Soil Landscapes of Canada-Saskatchewan Digital Map Data; Scale 1:1000000; CanSIS No. SK018200, Version 90.11.30; CLBRR Archive, Agriculture Canada, Research Branch, Ottawa, Canada. (CLBRR Contribution No. 91-107D).

Agriculture Canada Expert Committee on Soil Survey. 1987. The Canadian system of soil classification, 2nd ed. Agric. Can. Publ. 1646, 164 pp.

Brown, R.J.E. 1970. Permafrost in Canada: Its influence on northern development. University of Toronto Press, Toronto, Ont., 234 pp.

Brown, R.J.E. 1978. Permafrost map of Canada. Plate No. 32 in Hydrological atlas of Canada. Dept. of Fisheries and Environment, Ottawa, Ont.

De Jong, R., J.A. Shields, and W. K. Sly. 1984. Estimated soil water reserves applicable to a wheat-fallow rotation for generalized soil areas mapped in southern Saskatchewan. Canadian Journal of Soil Science 64:667-680.

Expert Committee on Soil Survey. 1982. The Canada soil information system (CanSIS) manual for describing soils in the field, revised. Land Resource Research Institute, Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Ont. 166 pp.

Geoanalysis Ltd. 1981. Landform descriptive classes for higher levels of ecological land classification. S. Ringrose, ed. Contract No. KL229-0-4581, Lands Directorate, Environment Canada, 18 pp.

Manitoba-Canada Soil Survey Unit. 1990. Soil Landscapes of Canada-Manitoba; Digital Map Data; Scale 1:1000000; CanSIS No. MN068200, Version 91.03.31; CLBRR Archive, Agriculture Canada, Research Branch, Ottawa, Canada (CLBRR Contribution No. 91-109D).

Mills G.F., MDA; R.G. Eilers, R.E. Smith, W. Michalyna, H. Veldhuis, W. Fraser, CDA. 1990. Soil Landscapes of Canada-Manitoba; Soil landscapes polygon attribute digital data; CanSIS No. MN068200, Version 91.03.31; CLBRR Archive, Agriculture Canada, Research Branch, Ottawa, Canada (CLBRR Contribution No. 91-110D).

Padbury, G.A, and J.A. Shields. 1991. Soil Landscapes of Canada-Saskatchewan Soil Landscapes Polygon Attribute Digital Data. CanSIS No. SK018200, Version 90.11.30; CLBRR Archive, Agriculture Canada, Research Branch, Ottawa, Canada (CLBRR Contribution No. 91-108D).

Permafrost Subcommittee, Associate Committee on Geotechnical Research. 1988. Glossary of permafrost and related ground-ice terms. National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ont., Technical Memorandum No. 142, 156 pp.

Research Branch, Agriculture Canada. 1976. Glossary of terms in soil science. Research Branch, Canada Department of Agriculture, Ottawa, Ont., Publication 1459, 44 pp.

Sellers, P., and F. Hall. 1994. Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study: Experiment Plan. Version 1994-3.0, NASA BOREAS Report (EXPLAN 94).

Sellers, P., and F. Hall. 1996. Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study: Experiment Plan. Version 1996-2.0, NASA BOREAS Report (EXPLAN 96).

Sellers, P., F. Hall, and K.F. Huemmrich. 1996. Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study: 1994 Operations. NASA BOREAS Report (OPS DOC 94).

Sellers, P., F. Hall, and K. F. Huemmrich. 1997. Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study: 1996 Operations. NASA BOREAS Report (OPS DOC 96).

Sellers, P., F. Hall, H. Margolis, B. Kelly, D. Baldocchi, G. den Hartog, J. Cihlar, M.G. Ryan, B. Goodison, P. Crill, K.J. Ranson, D. Lettenmaier, and D.E. Wickland. 1995. The boreal ecosystem-atmosphere study (BOREAS): an overview and early results from the 1994 field year. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 76(9):1549-1577.

Sellers, P., and F. Hall. 1997. BOREAS Overview Paper. JGR Special Issue (in press).

Shields J.A., C. Tarnocai, K.W.G. Valentine, and K.B. MacDonald. 1991. Soil landscapes of Canada-Procedures Manual and Userís Handbook; Land Resource and Research Centre, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada. (Publication 1868/E, LRRC Contribution Number: 88-29).

Document Information:

16-Oct-1998 (data citation revised on 30-Sep-2002)

Document Review Date:

16-Oct-1998

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