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Global Distribution of Root Profiles in Terrestrial Ecosystems

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Data setGlobal Distribution of Root Profiles in Terrestrial Ecosystems
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/660
Release date2003-04-09
ProjectVegetation Collection
Time period1925-01-01 to 2000-12-31

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Citations820052016Publications citing this data set
Downloads11942007-12-042017-06-262872 total files downloaded

Description

Rooting depths were estimated from a global database of root profiles assembled from the primary literature to study relationships of abiotic and biotic factors associated with belowground vegetation structure. For each root profile, information recorded includes latitude and longitude, elevation, soil texture, depth of organic horizons, type of roots measured (e.g., fine or total, live or dead), sampling methods, units of measurements (root mass, length, number, surface area), and sampling depth.

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Schenk, H.J., and R.B. Jackson. 2003. Global Distribution of Root Profiles in Terrestrial Ecosystems. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/660

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
root_profiles_D50D95.csv 103.4KB 1925-01-01 to 2000-12-31

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Data set has 4 companion files.

  • root_profiles_references.txt
  • root_profiles_references.pdf
  • root_profiles_methods.pdf
  • global_root_profiles.pdf