Soil Organic Carbon Map
- Key Words: soil carbon, organic carbon, soil carbon map
- About the Map: The Soil Organic Carbon map is based on a reclassification of the FAO-UNESCO Soil Map of the World combined with a soil climate map. The soil organic carbon map shows the distribution of the soil organic carbon to 1 meter depth.
- Possible Uses of the Map: Useful for teachers and students who are interested in the global distribution of soil carbon.
Climate change modelers may be able to use the data for small scale analysis.
- Sources: FAO-UNESCO, Soil Map of the World, digitized by ESRI. Soil climate map, USDA-NRCS, Soil Science Division, World Soil Resources, Washington D.C.
Soil Pedon database, USDA-NRCS National Soil Survey Center, Lincoln, NE.
- Data Aggregation and Reliability: The soil carbon map data is rasterized on a 2 minute grid cell.
- Data Definitions: Six classes of soil organic carbon volume ranges. Kg/m/m2
- Data Disclaimer: Country boundaries are not
- Database Manager: Paul Reich, Geographer, World Soil
Resources. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Map Production Information
- Map Identification: soc.jpg
- Production Date: October 2006
- Geographic Coverage: Global
- Projection: Robinson
- Minimum Scale: 1:5,000,000
This page last updated on February 9, 2007.
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