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Global Soil Types, 1-Degree Grid (Zobler)


DatasetGlobal Soil Types, 1-Degree Grid (Zobler)
Release date1999-05-05
Time period1972-01-01 to 1982-01-01

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CountEarliest DateLatest DateData Usage
Citations1919972016Publications citing this dataset
Downloads32562007-12-052017-12-1418253 total files downloaded


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

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Dataset has 9 companion files.

  • 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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