Terrastat - Land Resource Potential and Constraints Statistics at Country and Regional Level
Entry ID: terrastat

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Summary
Abstract: Terrastat contains country statistics of soil, terrain, climatic and
agricultural land use limitations, and potential extent.

The designation employed and the presentation of material in the
publication and in the statistics given, do not imply the expression
of any opinion on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of
the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country,
territory, or area of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation
of its frontiers or boundaries.

Information for Terrastat was obtained from
"http://www.fao.org/ag/agl/agll/terrastat/"

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Access to Terrastat databases


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Food and Agriculture Organization, Land and Plant Nutrition Managment Service
Dataset Title: Terrastat -Land Resource Potential and Constraints Statistics at Country and Regional Level.
Dataset Release Date: 2001-5-18
Dataset Release Place: Rome, Italy
Dataset Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization
Data Presentation Form: database
Online Resource: http://www.fao.org/ag/agl/agll/terrastat/#terrastatdb


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1990-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > AFRICA
CONTINENT > ASIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA
CONTINENT > EUROPE
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL LAND
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >MICRONUTRIENTS/TRACE ELEMENTS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >POTASSIUM    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL SALINITY/SOIL SODICITY    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL CHEMISTRY    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL CONSTRAINTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >AGRICULTURAL LANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >DESERTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >GRASSLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >SHRUBLAND/SCRUB    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION >DESERTIFICATION >REGIONAL DESERTIFICATION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >POPULATION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >DEGRADATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND PRODUCTIVITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND RESOURCES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE >LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >MICRONUTRIENTS/TRACE ELEMENTS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >POTASSIUM    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL SALINITY/SOIL SODICITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL CHEMISTRY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >CONSERVATION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA


Project
GTOS >Global Terrestrial Observing System    [Information]


Quality
The national statistics given in Terrastat are estimates based on
various small scale maps and inventories that were not always up to
date, reliable or both. Results therefore, in particular for small
countries, are to be interpreted with care. Please note that the
indicators used in the headings are fully defined in the following
downloadable publication, and should be consulted to correctly
indicate their meaning and limitations.


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
None


Keywords
soil resources
hydromorphy
low CEC
aluminium Toxicity
major soil constraints
vertic Properties
high P fixation
salinity
sodicity
shallowness
erosion risk
extent of soils without major constraints
population distribution in deserts and dryland areas
steeplands
land degradation severity
human-induced land degradation due to agricultural activities
land degradation severity and population distribution
actual and potential available arable land
country ranking
Asia and Pacific
Europe
North Africa and Near East
North America
North Asia, east of Urals
South and Central America
Sub-Saharan Africa
World
Biological Data Profile


Data Center
Land and Plant Nutrition Management Service, Land and Water Development Division, Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.fao.org/landandwater/agll/
Dataset ID: terrastat

Data Center Personnel
Name: JACQUES ANTOINE
Phone: +39 06 570 54243
Fax: +39 06 570 56167
Email: Jacques.Antoine at fao.org
Contact Address:
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Rome
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
Postal Code: 00100
Country: ITALY


Personnel
KENJI YOSHINAGA
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact Address:
Food and Agriculture Organization
Land and Water Development Division
City: ROME
Postal Code: 00100
Country: ITALY


TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Publications/References
World Soil Resources Report, 1990, Food and Agriculture Organization,
Rome, Italy.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-11-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-12-21

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