The World Inventory of Soil Emission Potentials (WISE) database currently contains data for over 4300 soil profiles collected mostly between 1950 and 1995. This database has been used to generate a series of uniform data sets of derived soil properties for each of the 106 soil units considered in the Soil Map of the World (FAO-UNESCO, 1974). These data sets were then linked to a 1/2 degree ... longitude by 1/2 degree latitude version of the edited and digital Soil Map of the World (FAO, 1995) to generate GIS raster image files for the following variables: Total available water capacity (mm water per 1 m soil depth) soil organic carbon density (kg C/m**2 for 0-30cm depth range) soil organic carbon density (kg C/m**2 for 0-100cm depth range) soil carbonate carbon density (kg C/m**2 for 0-100cm depth range) soil pH (0-30 cm depth range) soil pH (30-100 cm depth range) Data Citation: The data set should be cited as follows: Batjes, N. H. (ed). 2000. Global Data Set of Derived Soil Properties, 0.5-Degree Grid (ISRIC-WISE). Available on-line from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
|Date made available||6 Feb 2014|
|Publisher||ISRIC - World Soil Information|
|Temporal coverage||1 Jan 1950 - 1 Jan 1995|