CONUS Soil Database for the Conterminous United States
Entry ID: PSU_CONUS_SOIL

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Summary
Abstract: CONUS-SOIL is a multi-layer soil characteristics data set for the conterminous
United States which has been specifically designed for regional and
continental-scale climate, hydrology, and ecosystem modeling. CONUS-SOIL is
based on the USDA State Soil Geographic Database (STATSGO) for application to a
wide range of SVAT, climate, hydrology, and other environmental models.

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Access CONUS Soil data coverages.


Link: GET RELATED DATA SET METADATA (DIF)
Description: State Soil Geographic (STATSGO) Database.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 57.0 S: 19.0  E: -50.0  W: -136.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Miller, D.A. and R.A. White
Dataset Title: A Conterminous United States Multi-Layer Soil Characteristics Data Set for Regional Climate and Hydrology Modeling
Dataset Release Date: 1998
Dataset Publisher: Penn State Soil Information for Environmental Modeling and Ecosystem Management
Version: 2
Online Resource: http://www.soilinfo.psu.edu/index.cgi?soil_data&conus


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >CALCIUM    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >CARBON    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >CATION EXCHANGE CAPACITY    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >DENITRIFICATION RATE    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >MAGNESIUM    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >MICRONUTRIENTS/TRACE ELEMENTS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >NITROGEN    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >ORGANIC MATTER    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >PHOSPHORUS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >POTASSIUM    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >RECLAMATION/REVEGETATION/RESTORATION    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL SALINITY/SOIL SODICITY    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL ABSORPTION    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL BULK DENSITY    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL CHEMISTRY    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL CLASSIFICATION    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL COLOR    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL COMPACTION    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL CONSISTENCE    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL DEPTH    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL FERTILITY    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL GAS/AIR    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL HEAT BUDGET    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL HORIZONS/PROFILE    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL IMPEDANCE    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL MECHANICS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL PH    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL PLASTICITY    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL POROSITY    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL PRODUCTIVITY    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL RESPIRATION    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL STRUCTURE    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL TEXTURE    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL WATER HOLDING CAPACITY    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SULFUR    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >CALCIUM    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >CARBON    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >CATION EXCHANGE CAPACITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >DENITRIFICATION RATE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >MAGNESIUM    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >MICRONUTRIENTS/TRACE ELEMENTS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >NITROGEN    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >ORGANIC MATTER    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >PHOSPHORUS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >POTASSIUM    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >RECLAMATION/REVEGETATION/RESTORATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL SALINITY/SOIL SODICITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL ABSORPTION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL BULK DENSITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL CHEMISTRY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL CLASSIFICATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL COLOR    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL COMPACTION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL CONSISTENCE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL DEPTH    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL FERTILITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL GAS/AIR    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL HEAT BUDGET    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL HORIZONS/PROFILE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL IMPEDANCE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL MECHANICS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL PH    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL PLASTICITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL POROSITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL PRODUCTIVITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL RESPIRATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL STRUCTURE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL TEXTURE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL WATER HOLDING CAPACITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SULFUR    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL EROSION    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >HEAVY METALS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL INFILTRATION    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >MACROFAUNA    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >MICROFAUNA    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >MICROFLORA    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL ROOTING DEPTH    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL EROSION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >HEAVY METALS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL INFILTRATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >MACROFAUNA    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >MICROFAUNA    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >MICROFLORA    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL ROOTING DEPTH    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]


Keywords
Soil
Soil Characteristics
Soil Climate
Soil Environmental Characteristics
Bulk Density
Water Capacity
K-Factor
Soil Texture Class
Rock Fragment Class
Porosity
Permeability
Plasticity
Curve Number


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
USDA


Data Center
Soil Information For Environmental Modeling And Ecosystem Management, Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, Pennsylvania State University    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.soilinfo.psu.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: DOUGLAS MILLER
Phone: 814-863-7207
Email: miller at eesi.psu.edu
Contact Address:
Penn State University
Earth and Environmental Systems Institute
2217 Earth-Engineering Sciences Building
City: University Park
Province or State: PA
Postal Code: 16802-6813
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online
Distribution_Format: Arc/Info


Personnel
DOUGLAS MILLER
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 814-863-7207
Email: miller at eesi.psu.edu
Contact Address:
Penn State University
Earth and Environmental Systems Institute
2217 Earth-Engineering Sciences Building
City: University Park
Province or State: PA
Postal Code: 16802-6813
Country: USA


RICHARD A. WHITE
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: raw at essc.psu.edu
Contact Address:
Penn State University
Earth and Environmental Systems Institute
2217 Earth-Engineering Sciences Building
City: University Park
Province or State: PA
Postal Code: 16802-6813
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-08-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-08-18

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