GLOBAL SOIL PROFILE DATA (ISRIC-WISE)
The International Soil Reference and Information Centre-World Inventory of Soil Emission Potentials (ISRIC-WISE) international soil profile data set consists of a homogenized, global set of 1,125 soil profiles for use by global modelers. These profiles provided the basis for the Global Pedon Database (GPDB) of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) - Data and Information System ... (DIS). The data set consists of a selection of 665 profiles originating from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS, Lincoln), 250 profiles obtained from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO, Rome), and 210 profiles from the reference collection of the International Soil Reference and Information Centre (ISRIC, Wageningen). All profiles are georeferenced and classified according to the 1974 Legend of the FAO-UNESCO Soil Map (FAC-UNESCO, 1974) of the World, as well as the 1988 Revised Legend of FAO-UNESCO (FAO, 1990). The data set includes information on soil classification, site data, soil horizon data, source of data, and methods used for determining analytical data. The data files are in a comma-delimited format. Data Citation: The data set should be cited as follows: Batjes, N. H. (ed). 2000. Global Soil Profile Data (ISRIC-WISE). Available on-line from the ORNL Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
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Data Set Citation
GLOBAL SOIL PROFILE DATA (ISRIC-WISE)
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Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center
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Background information is given in:
Dijkshoorn JA, van Engelen VWP and Huting JRM 2008. Soil and landform properties for LADA partner countries (Argentina, China, Cuba, Senegal and The Gambia, South Africa and Tunisia). ISRIC report 2008/06 and GLADA report 2008/03, ISRIC – World Soil Information and FAO, Wageningen.
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ISRIC - World Soil Information is pleased to make available a range of soil geographic and attribute data. Our databases were compiled using uniform methods (e.g., ISIS, SOTER, WISE). Strict quality-control measures were applied in developing the various databases but ISRIC does not warrant that the data are error free. Incomplete characterization data were available for many soil profiles because ... only selected measurements were undertaken during the original surveys. You are welcome to use the databases but you should be aware that the assessment of the accuracy and applicability of each dataset is strictly a USER RESPONSIBILITY; ISRIC takes no responsibility for problems that may arise from use of the databases. ISRIC requests you to acknowledge use of our data. This allows us to gauge the interest and usefulness of our services. Please refer to the data set documentation for suggested form of acknowledgement and citation. We kindly request 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.
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Dijkshoorn JA, van Engelen VWP and Huting JRM 2008. Soil and landform properties for LADA partner countries (Argentina, China, Cuba, Senegal and The Gambia, South Africa and Tunisia). ISRIC report 2008/06 and GLADA report 2008/03, ISRIC – World Soil Information and FAO, Wageningen. http://www.isric.org/isric/Webdocs/Docs/ISRIC_Report_2008_06.pdf
Huting JRM, Dijkshoorn JA, van Engelen VWP 2008. GIS procedures for mapping SOTER landform for the LADA partner countries (Argentina, China, Cuba, Senegal and The Gambia, South Africa and Tunisia). ISRIC report 2008/04 and GLADA report 2008/02, ISRIC – World Soil Information and FAO, Wageningen. http://www.isric.org/isric/Webdocs/Docs/ISRIC_Report_2008_04.pdf
Dijkshoorn JA 2003. SOTER datbase for Southern Africa (SOTERSAF ver. 1.0).
Technical Report, ISRIC - World Soil Information, Wageningen. http://www.isric.org/isric/webdocs/Docs/SOTERSAF_Techical%20Report.pdf
ISRIC and FAO 2003. Soil and Terrain Database for Southern Africa (1:2 millionscale). FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series No.25. http://www.fao.org/ag/agl/lwdms.stm
van Engelen VWP and Wen TT 1995. Global and national Soil and Terrain Digital Database (SOTER) Procedures Manual. ISRIC-World Soil Information. http://www.isric.org/isric/webdocs/Docs/SOTER_Procedures_Manual_199...
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