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Global Soil Types, 1-Degree Grid (Zobler)

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Data setGlobal Soil Types, 1-Degree Grid (Zobler)
Release date1999-05-05
ProjectSoil Collections
Time Period1972-01-01 to 1982-01-01


A global digital data base of soil properties is available at 1 degree longitude resolution. For each land cell, the data base includes major and associated soil units, surface texture, and slope; phase and miscellaneous land units are included where available. The data base was compiled as part of an effort to improve modeling of the hydrologic cycle in the GISS Genreal Circulation Model.


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Zobler, L. 1999. Global Soil Types, 1-Degree Grid (Zobler). 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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  • Zobler_NASA_TM_87802_1986.pdf
  • ordering_original_zobler_doc.htm
  • ZoblerSoil1.pdf
  • NASATM100685.pdf
  • readme2.txt
  • README_images
  • zobler1x1.gif
  • readme.txt

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
cont_code.asc 130.6 KB 1972-01-01 - 1982-01-01
cont_code.e00 921.6 KB 1972-01-01 - 1982-01-01
soil1x1.fao 525.1 KB 1972-01-01 - 1982-01-01
zstype106.asc 158.3 KB 1972-01-01 - 1982-01-01
zstype106.e00 923.8 KB 1972-01-01 - 1982-01-01
zstype27.asc 315.6 KB 1972-01-01 - 1982-01-01
zstype27.e00 921.8 KB 1972-01-01 - 1982-01-01

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