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Global Annual Soil Respiration Data (Raich and Schlesinger 1992)

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Data setGlobal Annual Soil Respiration Data (Raich and Schlesinger 1992)
Release date2001-12-06
ProjectSoil Collections
Time Period1963-01-01 to 1992-01-01


This data set is a compilation of soil respiration rates (g C m-2 yr-1) from terrestrial and wetland ecosystems reported in the literature prior to 1992. These rates were measured in a variety of ecosystems to examine rates of microbial activity, nutrient turnover, carbon cycling, root dynamics, and a variety of other soil processes. Also included in the data set are biome type, vegetation type, locality, and geographic coordinates.


Data set reference document


Raich, J.W., and W.H. Schlesinger. 2001. Global Annual Soil Respiration Data (Raich and Schlesinger 1992). 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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  • raich_respiration_guide.pdf
  • Global_Soil_Respiration_Comp_Doc.txt
  • Global_Soil_Respiration_Comp_Doc.PDF
  • RAICH_abstract.htm

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
annual_soil_respiration_data_raich.csv 26.7 KB 1963-01-01 - 1992-01-01
annual_soil_respiration_data_raich.xls 54.8 KB 1963-01-01 - 1992-01-01


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