SOTER-based soil parameter estimates for the Indo-Gangetic Plains of India (ver. 1.0)Entry ID: ISRIC_SOTWISigpIndia
Abstract: This harmonized set of soil parameter estimates for the Indo-Gangetic Plains (IGP) of India, at scale 1:1 000 000, has been derived from soil and terrain data collated in SOTER format by staff of the National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning (NBSS & LUP) at Nagpur, India. The data set has been prepared for use in the project on "Assessment of soil organic carbon stocks and change at ... national scale" (GEFSOC), which has IGP-India as one of its four case study areas (see http://www.nrel.colostate.edu/projects/gefsoc-uk/).
The land surface of IGP-India has been characterized using 36 unique SOTER units, corresponding with 497 polygons. The major soils of these units have been described using 36 profiles, selected by national soil experts as being representative for these units. The associated soil analytical data have been derived from soil survey reports.
Gaps in the measured soil profile data have been filled using a scheme of taxotransfer rules. 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, aluminum 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, 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 confidence in the derived data.
Results are presented as summary files and can be linked to the 1:1M scale SOTER map in a GIS, through the unique SOTER-unit code.
The secondary SOTER data set for IGP-India is considered appropriate for exploratory studies at regional scale (<1:1M); correlation of soil analytical data should be done more rigorously when more detailed scientific work is considered.
Further details/citation: http://www.isric.org/isric/webdocs/Docs/ISRIC_Report_2004_06.pdf
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Batjes NH, Bhattacharyya T, Mandal C, Dijkshoorn K, Pal DK, Milne E and Gajbhiye KS
Dataset Title: SOTER-based soil parameter estimates for the Indo-Gangetic Plains of India (ver. 1.0)
Dataset Release Date: 2004-12-01
Dataset Release Place: Wageningen
Dataset Publisher: ISRIC - World Soil Information and NBSS&LUP (ICAR, India)
Version: ver. 1.0
Data Presentation Form: ArcMAP (ArView3.3) and MSAccess tables (zipped)
Other Citation Details: http://www.isric.nl/isric/Webdocs/Docs/ISRIC_Report_2004_06.pdfOnline Resource: http://www.isric.org/sites/all/modules/pubdlcnt/pubdlcnt.php?file=h...
Start Date: 1972-01-01Stop Date: 1982-12-31
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, Bhattacharyya T, Mandal C, Dijkshoorn K, Pal DK, Milne E and Gajbhiye KS 2004. Soil data derived from SOTER for studies of carbon stocks and change in the Indo-Gangetic Plains (India) (ver. 1.0; GEFSOC Project). Report 2004/06, ISRIC - World Soil Information and NBSS&LUP (ICAR, India), Wageningen (http://www.isric.org/isric/webdocs/Docs/ISRIC_Report_2004_06.pdf)
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Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Internet (downloadable data)
Distribution Size: About 5Mb zipped; 10Mb unzipped
Distribution Format: ArcView3.3 and MSAccess tables
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, Al-Adamat R, Bhattacharyya T, Bernoux M, Cerri CEP, Gicheru P, Kamoni P, 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
Batjes NH, Bhattacharyya T, Mandal C, Dijkshoorn K, Pal DK, Milne E and Gajbhiye ... KS 2004. Soil data derived from SOTER for studies of carbon stocks and change in the Indo-Gangetic Plains (India) (ver. 1.0; GEFSOC Project). Report 2004/06, ISRIC - World Soil Information and NBSS&LUP (ICAR, India), Wageningen (http://www.isric.org/isric/webdocs/Docs/ISRIC_Report_2004_06.pdf)
Bhattacharyya T, Pal DK, Easter M, Batjes NH, Milne E, Gajbhiye KS, Chandran P, Ray SK, Mandal C, Paustian K, Williams S, Killian K, Coleman K, Falloon P and Powlson D 2007. Modelled soil organic carbon stocks and changes in the Indo-Gangetic Plains, India, between 2000 and 2030. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 112, 84-94
Chandran P, Bhattacharyya T, Ray SK, Durge SL, Mandal C, Sarkar D, Sahoo AK, Singh SP, Jagat Ram, Ram Gopal, Pal DK, Gajbhiye KS, Milne E, Aurangabadker B, Mendhekar P and Singh B 2005. Soil and terrain digital databases for IGP, India. Special Publication for Assessment of Soil Organic Carbon Stocks and Change at National Scale, National Bureau for Soil Survey and Land Use Planning (NBSS&LUP), Nagpur
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-07-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-10-09