SOTER-based soil parameter estimates for Latin America and the Caribbean ((ver. 1.0)

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Originator: Niels H. Batjes
Publication_Date: 20050301
Title: SOTER-based soil parameter estimates for Latin America and the Caribbean ((ver. 1.0)
Edition: ver. 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: ArcMap (ArcView 3.3) and MSAccess tables (zipped)
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Publication_Place: Wageningen
Publisher: ISRIC - World Soil Information
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http://www.isric.nl/isric/Webdocs/Docs/ISRIC_Report_2005_02.pdf
Online_Linkage: http://www.isric.org/sites/all/modules/pubdlcnt/pubdlcnt.php?file=http://www.isric.org/sites/default/files/datasets/SOTWIS_LAC_ver1.zip&nid=251
Description:
Abstract:
This harmonized set of soil parameter estimates for Latin America and the Caribbean was derived from a revised version of the 1:5M Soil and Terrain Database for the region (SOTERLAC, ver. 2.0) and the ISRIC-WISE soil profile database. The land surface of Latin America and the Caribbean has been characterized using 1585 unique SOTER units, corresponding with 5855 polygons. The major soils have been described using 1660 profiles, selected by national soil experts as being representative for these units. The associated soil analytical data have been derived from soil survey reports. These sources seldom hold all the physical and chemical attributes ideally required by SOTER. Gaps in the measured soil profile data have been filled using a step-wise procedure that uses taxotransfer rules, based on about 9600 soil profiles held in the WISE database, complemented with expert-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, aluminium 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 (> 2 mm), 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 possible confidence in the derived data. Results are presented as summary files and can be linked to the 1:5M scale SOTERLAC map in a GIS, through the unique SOTER-unit code. The secondary data set is considered appropriate for studies at the continental scale (< 1:5M). Correlation of soil analytical data should be done more rigorously when more detailed scientific work is considered. [Further details: http://www.isric.org/
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REFERENCE: Batjes NH 2000. Effects of mapped variation in soil conditions on estimates of soil carbon and nitrogen stocks for South America. Geoderma 97, 135-144 Batjes NH 2005. SOTER-based soil parameter estimates for Latin America and the Caribbean (ver. 1.0). Report 2005/02, ISRIC - World Soil Information, Wageningen (http://www.isric.org/isric/webDocs/Docs/ISRIC_Report_2005_02.pdf) 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 Dijkshoorn JA, Huting JRM and Tempel P 2005. Update of the 1:5 million Soil and Terrain Database for Latin America and the Caribbean (SOTERLAC, ver. 2.0). Report 2005/01, ISRIC - World Soil Information, Wageningen (http://www.isric.org/isric/webdocs/Docs/ISRIC_Report_2005_01.pdf) FAO, ISRIC, UNEP and CIP 1998. Soil and terrain digital database for Latin America and the Caribbean at 1:5 million scale. Land and Water Digital Media Series No. 5, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19500101
Ending_Date: 20021231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -118.45395
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -34.790123
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 32.71676
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -55.979496
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Theme:
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > CALCIUM
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > CARBON
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > CATION EXCHANGE CAPACITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > NITROGEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > ORGANIC MATTER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL SALINITY/SOIL SODICITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL BULK DENSITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL CLASSIFICATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL HORIZONS/PROFILE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL PH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL TEXTURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL WATER HOLDING CAPACITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > CALCIUM
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > CARBON
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > CATION EXCHANGE CAPACITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > NITROGEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > ORGANIC MATTER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL SALINITY/SOIL SODICITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL BULK DENSITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL CLASSIFICATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL HORIZONS/PROFILE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL PH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL TEXTURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL WATER HOLDING CAPACITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS
Theme_Keyword: SOTERPROGRAM > SOTER - SOIL AND TERRAIN DATABASE PROGRAMME
Theme_Keyword: Secondary (derived) Soil Data
Theme_Keyword: Soil Parameter Estimates
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > SURINAME
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > PUERTO RICO
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > BELIZE
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > COSTA RICA
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > CUBA
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > EL SALVADOR
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > GUATEMALA
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > HAITI
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > HONDURAS
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > JAMAICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > MEXICO
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > NICARAGUA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > PANAMA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > ARGENTINA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > BOLIVIA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > BRAZIL
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > CHILE
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > COLOMBIA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > ECUADOR
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > FRENCH GUIANA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > GUYANA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > PARAGUAY
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > PERU
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > URUGUAY
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > VENEZUELA
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > CARIBBEAN
Access_Constraints: ISRIC kindly requests that you send us two reprints of any publication that uses data received from ISRIC World Soil Information. This will help us to determine the type and level of use of the data we distribute.
Use_Constraints:
Materials developed by ISRIC are copyrighted, all rights reserved. Reproduction and dissemination of such materials for educational or non-commercial purposes are authorized without any prior written permission from the copyright holders provided the source is fully acknowledged. Reproduction of materials for resale or other commercial purposes is prohibited without prior written permission of the copyright holders. Applications for such permission should be addressed to: Director, ISRIC - World Soil Information, PO Box 353, 6700 AJ Wageningen, the Netherlands or by e-mail to soil.isric@wur.org. ISRIC requests you to acknowledge use of our data; this will allow us to gauge the interest and usefulness of our services. Please refer to the dataset documentation for suggested form of acknowledgement and correct citation.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: NIELS H. BATJES
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: ISRIC - World Soil Information (World Data Center for Soils)
Address: P.O. Box 353
City: Wageningen
Postal_Code: 6700 AJ
Country: The Netherlands
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +31-317-483735
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: niels.batjes@wur.nl
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: http://www.isric.org/isric/webdocs/images/SOTWIS_LAC_image450.jpg
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Example of secondary SOTER data for Latin America and the Caribbean
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Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The data set's lineage is described in: Batjes NH 2005. SOTER-based soil parameter estimates for Latin America and the Caribbean (ver. 1.0). Report 2005/02, ISRIC - World Soil Information, Wageningen (http://www.isric.org/isric/webDocs/Docs/ISRIC_Report_2005_02.pdf)
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: WDC/SOILS, ISRIC, WAGENINGEN > World Data Center for Soils, ISRIC - World Soil Information, Wageningen
Contact_Person: NIELS H. BATJES
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: ISRIC - World Soil Information (World Data Center for Soils)
Address: P.O. Box 353
City: Wageningen
Postal_Code: 6700 AJ
Country: The Netherlands
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +31-317-483735
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: niels.batjes@wur.nl
Resource_Description: ISRIC_SOTWISlac
Distribution_Liability:
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Standard_Order_Process:
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Digital_Transfer_Information:
Digital_Transfer_Option:
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Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.isric.org
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
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Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.isric.org/data/soter-based-soil-paramet...
Access_Instructions:
View project home page; download documentation and (zipped) data set
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070725
Metadata_Review_Date: 20131009
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Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
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Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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