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Global Distribution of Root Profiles in Terrestrial Ecosystems

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DOIhttps://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/660
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Release Date2003-04-09
Usage1231 downloads
Citations10 publications cited this dataset

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.

Science Keywords

  • BIOSPHERE
  • VEGETATION
  • BIOMASS
  • BIOSPHERE
  • VEGETATION
  • PLANT CHARACTERISTICS

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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)SizeDates
root_profiles_D50D95.csv 103.4KB 1925-01-01 to 2000-12-31

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