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Global Distribution of Root Profiles in Terrestrial Ecosystems
Entry ID: root_profiles_660_1

Abstract: Rooting depths were estimated from a global database of root profiles assembled from the primary literature to study relationships of abiotic and biotic factors associated with belowground vegetation structure. For each root profile, information recorded includes latitude and longitude, elevation, soil texture, depth of organic horizons, type of roots measured (e.g., fine or total, live or dead), sampling methods, units of measurements (root mass, length, number, surface area), and sampling depth.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 76.0   S: -46.0   E: 176.0   W: -157.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 1
Other Citation Details: Schenk, H.J., and R.B. Jackson. 2003. Global Distribution of Root Profiles in Terrestrial Ecosystems. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1925-01-01
Stop Date: 2000-12-31
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-15