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Global Soil Types, 0.5-Degree Grid (Modified Zobler)


DatasetGlobal Soil Types, 0.5-Degree Grid (Modified Zobler)
Release date2000-05-19
Time period1974-01-01 to 1982-01-01

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CountEarliest DateLatest DateData Usage
Citations820062017Publications citing this dataset
Downloads46322007-12-052017-12-15110365 total files downloaded


A global data set of soil types is available at 0.5-degree latitude by 0.5-degree longitude resolution. There are 106 soil units, based on Zobler's (1986) assessment of the FAO/UNESCO Soil Map of the World. This data set is a conversion of the Zobler 1-degree resolution version to a 0.5-degree resolution.

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Post, W.M., and L. Zobler. 2000. Global Soil Types, 0.5-Degree Grid (Modified Zobler). ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.

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Data Files

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
contcode.dat 521.8KB 1974-01-01 to 1981-12-31
contcode.e00 3.7MB 1974-01-01 to 1981-12-31
contizob.half 1.8MB 1974-01-01 to 1982-01-01
z_soiltype.dat 974.9KB 1974-01-01 to 1981-12-31
z_soiltype.e00 3.7MB 1974-01-01 to 1981-12-31

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Dataset has 7 companion files.

  • zsoiltype_key.txt
  • README_images
  • ordering_original_zobler_doc.htm
  • ZoblerSoilDerived1.pdf
  • postzobler.jpg
  • cont_codes.txt
  • readme.txt

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