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Global Gridded Surfaces of Selected Soil Characteristics (IGBP-DIS)


Data setGlobal Gridded Surfaces of Selected Soil Characteristics (IGBP-DIS)
Release date2000-12-20
ProjectSoil Collection
Time period1950-01-01 to 1996-12-31

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Citations18320022017Publications citing this data set
Downloads68722007-12-032017-06-2674855 total files downloaded


Global data-surfaces pre-generated by SoilData, at a resolution of 5x5 arc-minutes, in ASCII GRID format for ARC INFO, and for the soil depth interval 0-100 cm.

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Global Soil Data Task Group. 2000. Global Gridded Surfaces of Selected Soil Characteristics (IGBP-DIS) . ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDatesCompanion file
bulkdens.dat 31.0MB 1950-01-01 to 1996-12-31 bulkdens.txt
fieldcap.dat 31.6MB 1950-01-01 to 1996-12-31 fieldcap.txt
pawc.dat 31.5MB 1950-01-01 to 1996-12-31 pawc.txt
soilcarb.dat 31.2MB 1950-01-01 to 1996-12-31 soilcarb.txt
thermcap.dat 30.9MB 1950-01-01 to 1996-12-31 thermcap.txt
totaln.dat 31.2MB 1950-01-01 to 1996-12-31 totaln.txt
wiltpont.dat 31.3MB 1950-01-01 to 1996-12-31 wiltpont.txt

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Data set has 10 companion files.

  • wp.jpg
  • sc.jpg
  • tn.jpg
  • bk.jpg
  • pawc.jpg
  • tc.jpg
  • fc.jpg
  • README_images
  • igbp-surfaces.pdf
  • readme.txt

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