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A Global Database of Soil Respiration Data, Version 2.0

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Bond-Lamberty, B.P., and A.M. Thomson. 2014. A Global Database of Soil Respiration Data, Version 3.0. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1235

Data Set Overview

Data setA Global Database of Soil Respiration Data, Version 2.0
VersionV2
DOI10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1070
Release date2012-03-13
ProjectSoil Collections
Time Period1961-01-01 to 2009-12-31

Description

This data set provides an updated soil respiration database (SRDB), a near-universal compendium of published soil respiration (RS) data. Soil respiration, the flux of autotrophically- and heterotrophically-generated CO2 from the soil to the atmosphere remains the least well-constrained component of the terrestrial C cycle. The database encompasses all published studies that report at least one of the following data measured in the field (not laboratory): annual RS, mean seasonal RS, a seasonal or annual partitioning of RS into its sources fluxes, RS temperature response (Q10), or RS at 10 degrees C. SRDB's orientation is thus to seasonal and annual fluxes, not shorter-term or chamber-specific measurements, and the database is dominated by temperate, well-drained forest measurement locations. The database includes a file of RS data and a linked file of study bibliographic data. Both files are in comma-separated format.

Documentation

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Citation

Bond-Lamberty, B.P. and A.M. Thomson. 2012. A Global Database of Soil Respiration Data, Version 2.0. Data set. Available on-line [http://daac.ornl.gov] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1070
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Project

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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  • srdb_v2.kmz
  • calculations_worksheets_v2.zip
  • global_srdb_v2.pdf

Data Files

A newer version exists.

Click the DOI link in the following citation for the latest version (as of 2014-08-04):

Bond-Lamberty, B.P., and A.M. Thomson. 2014. A Global Database of Soil Respiration Data, Version 3.0. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1235

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Version History

VersionData Set TitlePublished
V1A Global Database of Soil Respiration Data, Version 1.0 2010-05-28
V2A Global Database of Soil Respiration Data, Version 2.0 2012-03-13
V3A Global Database of Soil Respiration Data, Version 3.02014-08-04

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