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 authoritative.
Database Manager: Paul Reich, Geographer, World Soil Resources. Email: email@example.com