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Agricultural, Geographic and Population data for Counties in the Contiguous United States
Entry ID: EOSWEBSTER_US_County_Data


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Summary
Abstract: Annual crop data from 1972 to 1998 are now available on
EOS-WEBSTER. These data are county-based acreage, production, and
yield estimates published by the National Agricultural Statistics
Service. We also provide county level livestock, geography,
agricultural management, and soil properties derived from datasets
from the early 1990s.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the statistical
arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, publishes U.S., state, and
county level agricultural statistics for many commodities and data
series. In response to our users requests, EOS-WEBSTER now provides 27
years of crop statistics, which can be subset temporally and/or
spatially. All data are at the county scale, and are only for the
conterminous US (48 states + DC). There are 3111 counties in the
database. The list includes 43 cities that are classified as
counties: Baltimore City, MD; St. Louis City, MO; and 41 cities in
Virginia.

In addition, a collection of livestock, geography, agricultural
practices, and soil properties variables for 1992 is available through
EOS-WEBSTER. These datasets were assembled during the mid-1990's to
provide driving variables for an assessment of greenhouse gas
production from US agriculture using the DNDC agro-ecosystem model
[see, for example, Li et al. (1992), J. Geophys. Res., 97:9759-9776;
Li et al. (1996) Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 10:297-306]. The data
(except nitrogen fertilizer use) were all derived from publicly
available, national databases. Each dataset has a separate DIF.

The US County data has been divided into seven datasets.

US County Data Datasets:

1) Agricultural Management
2) Crop Data (NASS Crop data)
3) Crop Summary (NASS Crop data)
4) Geography and Population
5) Land Use
6) Livestock Populations
7) Soil Properties

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: EOS-WEBSTER Earth Science Information Partner (ESIP) provides
terrestrial ecosystem research data via a web-based search, subset and order
system.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 50.0 S: 26.0  E: -66.0  W: -124.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1972-01-01
Stop Date: 1998-12-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS >FERTILIZERS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE >CROP/PLANT YIELDS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >ANIMAL COMMODITIES >LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >ANIMAL COMMODITIES >POULTRY PRODUCTS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >PLANT COMMODITIES >FIELD CROP PRODUCTS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >PLANT COMMODITIES >FRUIT PRODUCTS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >CARBON    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >ORGANIC MATTER    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL BULK DENSITY    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL PH    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL STRUCTURE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >AGRICULTURAL LANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >GRASSLANDS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >BOUNDARIES >ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >BOUNDARIES >BOUNDARY SURVEYS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND USE CLASSES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >POPULATION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >WATERSHED CHARACTERISTICS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND USE CLASSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >CARBON    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >ORGANIC MATTER    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL BULK DENSITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL PH    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL STRUCTURE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >LAKES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >MARINE HABITAT    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Keywords
ACRES HARVESTED
ACRES PLANTED
COUNTY CENTROID
CROPLAND
CROPS
FARMLAND
FERTILIZATION
IRRIGATION
LAND AREA
LATITUDE
LIVESTOCK
LONGITUDE
NITROGEN
PASTURELAND
POPULATION
PRODUCTION
SOIL PROPERTIES
WATER AREA
YIELD
TEMS
GTOS
G3OS


Data Center
EOS-EARTHDATA, Complex Systems Research Center, Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, Univ. of New Hampshire    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://eos-earthdata.sr.unh.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: EARTH SYSTEMS RESEARCH CENTER
Phone: 1-603-862-3785
Fax: 603-862-0188
Email: eosearthdatasupport at foghorn.sr.unh.edu
Contact Address:
Complex Systems Research Center
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
Morse Hall
University of New Hampshire
City: Durham
Province or State: New Hampshire
Postal Code: 03824
Country: USA


Personnel
SHANNON SPENCER
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 603-862-1792
Fax: 603-862-0188
Email: shannon.spencer at unh.edu
Contact Address:
Complex Systems Research Center
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
Morse Hall
University of New Hampshire
City: Durham
Province or State: New Hampshire
Postal Code: 03824
Country: USA


ANNETTE SCHLOSS
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 603-862-0348
Fax: 603-862-0188
Email: annette.schloss at unh.edu
Contact Address:
Complex Systems Research Center
Morse Hall
University of New Hampshire
City: Durham
Province or State: New Hampshire
Postal Code: 03824
Country: USA


Publications/References
Li et al. (1992), J. Geophys. Res., 97:9759-9776;
Li et al. (1996), Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 10:297-306

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-07-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-08-09


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