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World Reference Base for Soil Resources (WRB)

Abstract: Three volumes describing thirty Soil Reference Groups including pictures of
soil profiles, landscapes in which they occur, brief overview of soil
management implications, distribution of the Soil Reference Groups throughout
the world; and technical descriptions of diagnostic horizons and properties.
30 maps with text and maps available on CD-ROM.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Dataset Title: World Reference Base for Soil Resources
Dataset Release Date: 1998-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Rome, Italy
Dataset Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization
Version: Not provided
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1971-01-01
Stop Date: 1981-01-01
Science Keywords
Quality Small scale; distribution of Soil Reference Groups based on correlations of 197
4 FAO Legend and FAO-UNESCO Soil Map of the World (1971-1981).
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Email: agl-documentation-centre at
City: Rome
Country: Italy
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-01