IPCC default soil classes derived from the Harmonized World Soil Data Base (ver. 1.1)Entry ID: Global_map_of_default_IPCC_soil_classes
Abstract: This global data set shows the spatial distribution of generalized soil classes as defined for IPCC Tier-I level national greenhouse gas inventory assessments.
The database was derived from the Harmonized World Soil Data Base (HWSD ver. 1.1) and a series of taxotransfer procedures to convert FAO soil classifications (1974, 1985 and 1990 Legend) to the seven default IPCC soil classes: high ... activity (HAC), low activity (LAC), Sandy (SAN), Spodic (POD), Volcanic (VOL), wetlands (WET) and Organic (ORG) soils.
The resulting database, linked to GIS, may be used for exploratory assessments at national and broader scale (1:1-1:5 M), for regions that lack more detailed soil information; inherent limitations of the data are discussed in the documentation.
The dataset has been compiled in the framework of the GEF co-funded 'Carbon Benefits Project: Measuring, modelling and monitoring', Component A (http://carbonbenefitsproject-compa.colostate.edu/index_files/Page53...).
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Niels H. Batjes
Dataset Title: IPCC default soil classes derived from the Harmonized World Soil Data Base
Dataset Release Date: 20101015
Dataset Release Place: Wageningen
Dataset Publisher: ISRIC - World Soil Information
Version: ver. 1.1
Data Presentation Form: ArcGis 9.x and MSAccess tables (zipped)
Other Citation Details: http://www.isric.org/isric/Webdocs/Docs/ISRIC_Report_2009_02.pdfOnline Resource: http://www.isric.org/sites/all/modules/pubdlcnt/pubdlcnt.php?file=h...
Start Date: 1950-01-01Stop Date: 2009-10-15
Horizontal Resolution Range: 10 km - < 50 km or approximately .09 degree - < .5 degree
Quality The data set's lineage is described in:
Batjes NH 2009. IPCC default soil classes derived from the Harmonized World Soil Data Base (Ver. 1.0). Report 2009/02, Carbon Benefits Project (CBP) and ISRIC – World Soil Information, Wageningen (with dataset).
Access Constraints ISRIC kindly requests that you send us two reprints of any publication that uses data received from ISRIC - World Soil Information. This will help us to determine the type and level of use of the data we distribute.
Use Constraints Materials developed by ISRIC are copyrighted, all rights reserved. Reproduction and dissemination of such materials for educational or non-commercial purposes are authorized without any prior written permission from the copyright holders provided the source is fully acknowledged. Reproduction of materials for resale or other commercial purposes is prohibited without prior written permission of the ... copyright holders. Applications for such permission should be addressed to: Director, ISRIC - World Soil Information, PO Box 353, 6700 AJ Wageningen, the Netherlands or by e-mail to email@example.com.
ISRIC requests you to acknowledge use of our data; this will allow us to gauge the interest and usefulness of our services. Please refer to the dataset documentation for suggested form of acknowledgement and correct citation.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Down-loadable files (zipped)
Distribution Size: About 93 Mb zipped and 4.1 GB unzipped
Distribution Format: ArcGIS9.x and MSAccess database
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
1) Batjes NH 2010. IPCC default soil classes derived from the Harmonized World Soil Data Base (Ver. 1.1). Report 2009/02b, Carbon Benefits Project (CBP) and ISRIC – World Soil Information, Wageningen (with dataset).
2)FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC 2009. Harmonized World Soil Database (version 1.1), Prepared by Nachtergaele FO, van ... Velthuizen H, Verelst L, Batjes NH, Djjkshoorn JA, van Engelen VWP, Fischer G, Jones A, Montanarella L., Petri M, Prieler S, Teixeira E, Wiberg D and Xuezheng Shi. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), ISRIC - World Soil Information, Institute of Soil Science - Chinese Academy of Sciences (ISSCAS), Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC), Laxenburg, Austria (http://www.iiasa.ac.at/Research/LUC/luc07/External-World-soil-datab...)
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-03-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-10-09