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Global Annual Soil Respiration Data (Raich and Schlesinger 1992)


DatasetGlobal Annual Soil Respiration Data (Raich and Schlesinger 1992)
Release date2001-12-06
Time period1963-01-01 to 1992-01-01

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Citations120122012Publications citing this dataset
Downloads8792007-12-032017-12-142700 total files downloaded


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.

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

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  • raich_respiration_guide.pdf
  • Global_Soil_Respiration_Comp_Doc.txt
  • Global_Soil_Respiration_Comp_Doc.PDF
  • RAICH_abstract.htm