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Soil Moisture Regimes Map

Soil Moisture Regimes Map
 

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  • Key Words: soil moisture, global climate map
  • About the Map: The Global Soil Moisture Regimes map is based on an interpolation of over 20,000 climatic stations that were input into a soil water balance model to estimate soil moisture regimes.
  • Possible Uses of the Map: Useful for teachers and students who are interested in the global distribution of major soil climate types. Climate change modelers may be able to use the data for small scale analysis.
Data
  • Source: Soil climate map, USDA-NRCS, Soil Science Division, World Soil Resources, Washington D.C.
  • Data Aggregation and Reliability: The Soil Moisture Regimes map data is rasterized on a 2 minute grid cell.
  • Data Definitions: Data is classes by soil moisture regime.
  • Data Disclaimer: Country boundaries are not authoritative.
  • Database Manager: Paul Reich, Geographer, World Soil Resources. Email: paul.reich@usda.gov
Map Production Information
  • Map Identification: smr.jpg
  • Production Date: April, 1997
  • Geographic Coverage: Global
  • Projection:Geographic
  • Minimum Scale: 1:5,000,000