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Northern Circumpolar Soils Map
Entry ID: GGD602

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Abstract: This data set consists of a circumpolar map of dominant soil characteristics, with a scale of 1:10,000,000, covering the United States, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, northern Europe, Russia, Mongolia, and Kazakhstan. The map was created using the Northern and Mid Latitude Soil Database. The map is in ESRI Shapefile format, consisting of 11 regional areas.. Polygons have attributes that give the ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: 45.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Tarnocai, C., J. Kimble, D. Swanson, S. Goryachkin, Y. M. Naumov, V. Stolbovoi, B. Jakobsen, G. Broll, L. Montanarella, A. Arnoldussen, O. Arnalds, and M. Yli-Halla.
Dataset Title: Northern Circumpolar Soils Map
Dataset Series Name: GGD602
Dataset Release Date: 2002-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Ottawa, Canada
Dataset Publisher: Research Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Version: 1
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: ESRI Shapefile
Phone: +01-613-759-1857
Fax: +01-613-759-1937
Email: tarnocaict at
Contact Address:
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Research Branch
K.W. Neatby Building, Room 1135
960 Carling Avenue
City: Ottawa
Postal Code: K1A 0C6
Country: Canada
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Arnalds, O. and E. Gretarsson. 2001. Generalized Soil Map of Iceland. 2nd Edition. Agricultural Research Institute (Rala), Reykjavik, Iceland. Cryosol Working Group. 2001. Northern and Mid Latitude Soil Database, Version 1. National Soil Database, Research Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Canada. Dorzhgotov, D. and N.A. Nogina. 1990. Khors (The Soil Map of Mongolia). pp. 66-67 ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18