GLOBAL SOIL TYPES, 1-DEGREE GRID (ZOBLER)Entry ID: SOIL1X1
Abstract: A global data set of soil types is available at 1-degree latitude by 1-degree longitude resolution. There are 26 soil units based on Zobler's assessment of FAO Soil Units (Zobler, 1986). The data set was compiled as part of an effort to improve modeling of the hydrologic cycle portion of global climate models. A more extensive version of these data, including 106 soil units as well as soil texture ... and slope, is available from NCAR, Scientific Computing Division, Data Support Section; the more extensive data set is entitled "Staub and Rosenweig's GISS Soil & Sfc Slope, 1-Deg" [http://www.dss.ucar.edu/datasets/ds770.0/]. A help file prepared by Matthews and Fung (1987) (soil1x1.help) is provided as a companion file. Image of 26 soil types available at 1-degree by 1-degree resolution. Additional documentation from Zobler's assessment of FAO soil units is available from the NASA Center for Scientific Information.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: ZOBLER, L.
Dataset Title: GLOBAL SOIL TYPES, 1-DEGREE GRID (ZOBLER)
Dataset Release Date: 1999
Dataset Release Place: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center
Data Presentation Form: Online Files
Dataset DOI: doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/418Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=418&term2attribut...
Start Date: 1972-01-01Stop Date: 1982-01-01
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
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Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10025
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (865) 574-7447
Email: uso at daac.ornl.gov
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City: Oak Ridge
Province or State: TN
Postal Code: 37831-6407
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-05-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-11-21