Global data set of derived soil properties, 0.5-degree grid (ISRIC-WISE)

Dataset

Description

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 available6 Feb 2014
PublisherISRIC - World Soil Information
Temporal coverage1 Jan 1950 - 1 Jan 1995

Cite this

Batjes, N. H. (Creator) (6 Feb 2014). Global data set of derived soil properties, 0.5-degree grid (ISRIC-WISE). ISRIC - World Soil Information. 10.3334/ORNLDAAC/546