GLOBAL ANNUAL SOIL RESPIRATION DATA (RAICH AND SCHLESINGER 1992)Entry ID: soil_respiration
Abstract: 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. In this summary, only those data based on most or all of one ... full year of measurements were used so that annual rates of soil respiration could be estimated. Data from soil cores were excluded because the sample coring modifies root respiration. Also included in the data set are biome type, vegetation type, locality, and geographic coordinates, based on information from the original paper. Mean annual temperature and precipitation were based on the original paper; where those data were not included, they were estimated from a gridded global climate database [0.5 degree resolution; Legates D.R. and C.J. Willmott. 1988. Globa l Air Temperature and Precipitation Data Archive. Department of Geography, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA).
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: RAICH, J.W.SCHLESINGER, W.H.
Dataset Title: GLOBAL ANNUAL SOIL RESPIRATION DATA (RAICH AND SCHLESINGER 1992)
Dataset Release Date: 2001
Dataset Release Place: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center
Data Presentation Form: Online Files
Dataset DOI: doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/622Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=622&term2attribut...
Start Date: 1963-01-01Stop Date: 1992-01-01
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 10.68 Mb
Distribution Format: ASCII
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: Francis.J.Schmidlin at nasa.gov
Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes Observational Science Branch NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / Wallops Flight Facility
City: Wallops Island
Province or State: Virginia
Postal Code: 23337
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: ghrcdaac at itsc.uah.edu
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Province or State: AL
Postal Code: 35805
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Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-03-23