Northern Circumpolar Soils Map
Entry ID: GGD602

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Summary
Abstract: This data set consists of a circumpolar map of dominant soil characteristics, with a scale of 1:10,000,000, covering the United States, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, northern Europe, Russia, Mongolia, and Kazakhstan. The map was created using the Northern and Mid Latitude Soil Database. The map is in ESRI Shapefile format, consisting of 11 regional areas.. Polygons have attributes that give the percentage polygon area that is a given soil type. The map shows the dominant soil of the spatial polygon unless the polygon is over 90 percent rock or ice. It also shows the proportion of polygon encompassed by the dominant soil or nonsoil. Soils include turbels, orthels, histels, histosols, mollisols, vertisols, aridisols, andisols, entisols, spodosols, inceptisols (and hapludolls), alfisols (cryalf and udalf), natric great groups, aqu-suborders, glaciers, and rocklands. Data are available via ftp.

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Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: GIS Data and Resources at NSIDC


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: 45.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Tarnocai, C., J. Kimble, D. Swanson, S. Goryachkin, Y. M. Naumov, V. Stolbovoi, B. Jakobsen, G. Broll, L. Montanarella, A. Arnoldussen, O. Arnalds, and M. Yli-Halla.
Dataset Title: Northern Circumpolar Soils Map
Dataset Release Date: 2002-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Ottawa, Canada
Dataset Publisher: Research Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd602.html


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR > CIRCUMPOLAR
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL CLASSIFICATION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >FROZEN GROUND >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL CLASSIFICATION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER


Keywords
Permafrost classifications
Permafrost regions
Soil classification


Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA


Frozen Ground Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC FGDC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Format: ESRI Shapefiles


Personnel
CHARLES TARNOCAI
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +01-613-759-1857
Fax: +01-613-759-1937
Email: tarnocaict at em.agr.ca
Contact Address:
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Research Branch
K.W. Neatby Building, Room 1135
960 Carling Avenue
City: Ottawa
Postal Code: K1A 0C6
Country: Canada


NSIDC USER SERVICES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA


Publications/References
Arnalds, O. and E. Gretarsson. 2001. Generalized Soil Map of Iceland. 2nd Edition. Agricultural Research Institute (Rala), Reykjavik, Iceland.

Cryosol Working Group. 2001. Northern and Mid Latitude Soil Database, Version 1. National Soil Database, Research Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Canada.

Dorzhgotov, D. and N.A. Nogina. 1990. Khors (The Soil Map of Mongolia). pp. 66-67 in: Undesniy Atlas (Atlas of Mongolia). BNMAU-in Shinzhlekh Ukhaany Akademi, Ulan Bator, Mongolia.

European Soil Bureau. 1999. The European Soil Database, version 1.0. CD-ROM. Ipra, Italy.

Fridland, V.M. (editor). 1998. Pochvennaya Karta RSFSR (Soil Map of the Russian Republic), RSFSR. V.V. Dokuchayev Soils Institue, Moscow, Scale 1:2,500,000.

International Permafrost Association. 1997. Circum-Arctic Map of Permafrost and Ground Ice Conditions. (J. Brown, O.J. Ferrians Jr., J.A. Heginbottom, E.S. Melnikov, Eds.). U.S. Geological Survey, Information Services, Denver, Colorado, US.

Jakobsen, B.H. and A. Eiby. 1997. A Soil Map of Greenland. II International Conference, Cryopedology, August 1997, Syktyvkar, Russia.

Schlesinger, W.H. and J.F.B. Mitchell. 1987. Climate model simulations of the equilibrium climatic response to increased carbon dioxide. Rev. Geophys. 25:760-798.

Soil Classification Working Group. 1998. The Candaian System of Soil Classification. Third Ed. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Publ 1646 (Revised), 187 pp.

Soil Science Staff. 1999. A Basic System of Soil Classification for Making and Interpreting Soil Surveys, Second Ed. NRCS, USDA, Lincoln, NE, US.

Tarnocai, C. and B. Lacelle. 1996. The Soil Organic Carbon Digital Database of Canada. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada.

US Soil Conservation Service. 1994. The State Soil Geographic Database, STATSGO. NRCS, USDA, Lincoln, NE, US. Uspanov. U.U. (Ed.). 1976. Pochvennaya Karta Kazakhskoy SSR (Soil Map of the Kazakh SSR). GUGK, Moscow, Scale 1:2,500,000.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-08-01

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