Standardised soil profile data for the world (WoSIS, July 2016 snapshot)



Soil is an important provider of ecosystem services. Yet, this natural resource is being threatened. Professionals, scientists and decision makers require quality-assessed soil data to address issues such as food security, land degradation, and climate change.
Procedures for safeguarding, standardising and subsequently serving of consistent soil data from WoSIS (World Soil Information Service) to underpin broad scale mapping and modelling are described in the above mentioned ESSD paper.
Date made available18 Jan 2017

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WoSIS: providing standardised soil profile data for the world

Batjes, N. H., Carvalho Ribeiro, E. D., van Oostrum, A. J. M., Leenaars, J. G. B., Hengl, T. & Mendes de Jesus, J. S., 2017, In : Earth System Science Data. 9, 1, p. 1-14

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    Batjes, N. H. (Creator), Carvalho Ribeiro, E. D. (Creator), van Oostrum, A. J. M. (Creator), Leenaars, J. G. B. (Creator), Mendes de Jesus, J. S. (Creator) (18 Jan 2017). Standardised soil profile data for the world (WoSIS, July 2016 snapshot). ISRIC.