SOTER-based soil parameter estimates for Southern Africa (ver. 1.0)Entry ID: ISRIC_SOTWISsaf
Abstract: This harmonized set of soil parameter estimates for Southern Africa has been derived from the 1:2M scale Soil and Terrain Database for Southern Africa (SOTERSAF ver. 1.0) and ISRIC-WISE soil profile database.
The land surface of Southern Africa has been characterized using 4022 unique SOTER units, corresponding with 6099 polygons. The major soils have been described using 941 ... profiles, selected by national soil experts as being representative for these units. The associated soil analytical data have been derived from soil survey reports. These sources seldom hold all the physical and chemical attributes ideally required by SOTER. Gaps in the measured soil profile data have been filled using a step-wise procedure that uses taxonomy-based pedotransfer rules, based on some 9600 soil profiles held in the WISE2 database.
Parameter estimates are presented by soil unit for fixed depth intervals of 0.2 m to 1 m depth for: organic carbon, total nitrogen, pH(H2O), CECsoil, CECclay, base saturation, effective CEC, aluminium saturation, CaCO3 content, gypsum content, exchangeable sodium percentage (ESP), electrical conductivity of saturated paste (ECe), bulk density, content of sand, silt and clay, content of coarse fragments (> 2 mm), and available water capacity (-33 to -1500 kPa). These attributes have been identified as being useful for agro-ecological zoning, land evaluation, crop growth simulation, modelling of soil carbon stocks and change, and analyses of global environmental change.
The current parameter estimates should be seen as best estimates based on the current selection of soil profiles and data clustering procedure. Taxotransfer rules have been flagged to provide an indication of the possible confidence in the derived data.
Results are presented as summary files and can be linked to the 1:2M scale SOTERSAF map in a GIS, through the unique SOTER-unit code.
The secondary data are considered appropriate for studies at the continental scale. Correlation of soil analytical data should be done more rigorously when more detailed scientific work is considered.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Niels H. Batjes
Dataset Title: SOTER-based soil parameter estimates for Southern Africa (ver. 1.0)
Dataset Release Date: 2004-10-15
Dataset Release Place: Wageningen
Dataset Publisher: ISRIC - World Soil Information
Version: ver. 1.0
Data Presentation Form: ArcMap (ArcView3.3) and MSAccess tables (zipped)
Other Citation Details: http://www.isric.nl/isric/Webdocs/Docs/ISRIC_Report_2004_04.pdfOnline Resource: http://www.isric.org/sites/all/modules/pubdlcnt/pubdlcnt.php?file=h...
Start Date: 1970-01-01Stop Date: 2003-06-01
Horizontal Resolution Range: 10 km - < 50 km or approximately .09 degree - < .5 degree
AGRICULTURE > SOILS > CALCIUM
AGRICULTURE > SOILS > CARBON
AGRICULTURE > SOILS > CATION EXCHANGE CAPACITY
AGRICULTURE > SOILS > ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY
AGRICULTURE > SOILS > NITROGEN
AGRICULTURE > SOILS > ORGANIC MATTER
AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL SALINITY/SOIL SODICITY
AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL BULK DENSITY
AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL CLASSIFICATION
AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL DEPTH
AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL HORIZONS/PROFILE
AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL PH
AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL TEXTURE
AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL WATER HOLDING CAPACITY
AGRICULTURE > SOILS
LAND SURFACE > SOILS > CALCIUM
LAND SURFACE > SOILS > CARBON
LAND SURFACE > SOILS > CATION EXCHANGE CAPACITY
LAND SURFACE > SOILS > ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY
LAND SURFACE > SOILS > NITROGEN
LAND SURFACE > SOILS > ORGANIC MATTER
LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL SALINITY/SOIL SODICITY
LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL BULK DENSITY
LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL CLASSIFICATION
LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL DEPTH
LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL HORIZONS/PROFILE
LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL PH
LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL TEXTURE
LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL WATER HOLDING CAPACITY
LAND SURFACE > SOILS
Quality The data set's lineage is described in:
Batjes NH 2004. SOTER-based soil parameter estimates for Southern Africa (ver. 1.0). Report 2004/04, ISRIC - World Soil Information, Wageningen (http://www.isric.org/isric/Webdocs/Docs/ISRIC_Report_2004_04.pdf)
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Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Internet (downloadable data)
Email: niels.batjes at wur.nl
ISRIC - World Soil Information (World Data Center for Soils) P.O. Box 353
Postal Code: 6700 AJ
Country: The Netherlands
Batjes NH 2004. SOTER-based soil parameter estimates for Southern Africa (ver. 1.0). Report 2004/04, ISRIC - World Soil Information, Wageningen (http://www.isric.org/isric/webdocs/Docs/ISRIC_Report_2004_04.pdf)
Batjes NH, R. Al-Adamat, Bhattacharyya T, M. Bernoux, C.E.P. Cerri, P. Gicheru, P. Kamoni, Milne E, Pal DK and Rawajfih Z 2007. Preparation of ... consistent soil data sets for SOC modelling purposes: secondary SOTER data sets for four case study areas. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 112, 26-34
Dijkshoorn JA 2003. SOTER database for Southern Africa (SOTERSAF; ver. 1.0). Technical Report, ISRIC - World Soil Information, Wageningen (http://www.isric.org/ISRIC/webdocs/docs/sotersaf_techical%20report.pdf)
FAO and ISRIC 2003. Soil and Terrain database for Southern Africa (1:2 million scale). FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series 25, ISRIC and FAO, Rome
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-07-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-10-09