[Parameters: Topic='LAND SURFACE', Term='SOILS', Variable_Level_1='SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT']
Soil and Terrain Database of Central Africa - SOTERCAF - (Democratic Republic of Congo 1:2 million and Burundi and Rwanda 1:1 million scale)Entry ID: ISRIC_SOTERCAF_primary_VER1
Abstract: The Soil and Terrrain database of Central Africa (SOTERCAF, version 1.0) was compiled at scale 1:2 million for the Democratic Republic of Congo and at scale 1:1 million for Rwanda and Burundi. The SOTERCAF compilation has been a joint collaboration of the Soil Science Laboratory of the University of Ghent, Belgium and ISRIC - World Soil Information, Wageningen under contract with the Food and ... Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations. Further assistance is provided by the Department BIOT of the Hogeschool Gent, the Royal Museum for Central Africa (Tervuren) and data holders in the Democratic Republic Congo, Burundi and Rwanda. The project started in September 2005 by deriving physiographic units from SRTM grid data based on SOTER landform definitions. The database was completed in July 2006 after combining the physiographic layer with the lithology and soils layer. The border harmonization with the SOTERSAF database was finalized November 2006.
SOTERCAF forms a part of the ongoing activities of ISRIC, FAO and UNEP to update the world's baseline information on natural resources.The project involved collaboration with national soil institutes from the countries in the region as well as individual experts.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Arctic Research Program
Dataset Title: Time series of MaxNDVI during 1982-2010 for coastal tundra in (a) the Northern Hemisphere (NH) as a whole, Eurasia and North America, and (b) the western Kara Sea and Beaufort Sea.
Dataset Release Date: 2011
Dataset Publisher: Arctic Report Card 2011Online Resource: http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/reportcard/vegetation.html
Start Date: 1980-01-01Stop Date: 2009-12-31
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Forbes, B.C., M. M. Fauria, and P. Zetterberg (2010), Russian Arctic warming and 'greening' are closely tracked by tundra shrub willows., 16, 1542-1554, Global Change Biology
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Hudson, J. M. G., and G. H. R. Henry (2009), Increased plant biomass in a High Arctic heath community from 1981 to 2008, 90, 2657-2663, Ecology
Jia, G. J., H. E. Epstein, and D. A. Walker (2009), Vegetation greening in the Canadian Arctic related to decadal warming, 11, 2231-2238, Journal of Environmental Monitoring
Raynolds, M.K., D.A. Walker, H.E. Epstein, J.E. Pinzon and C.J. Tucker (2011), A new estimate of tundra-biome phytomass from trans-Arctic field data and AVHRR NDVI, 3, 403-411, Remote Sensing Letters
Stone, R. S., and co-authors (2009), A three-dimensional characterization of Arctic aerosols from airborne Sun photometer observations PAM-ARCMIP, 115, Journal of Geophysical Research, doi:doi:10.1029/2009JD013605.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-12-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-12-14