Possible Uses of the Map: Useful for teachers and students who are interested in the global distribution of desertification vulnerability. Global modelers may be able to use the data for small scale analysis.
Source: Soil map and soil climate map, USDA-NRCS, Soil Science Division, World Soil Resources, Washington D.C.
Data Aggregation and Reliability: The Desertification Vulnerability map data is rasterized on a 2 minute grid cell.
Data Definitions: Four vulnerability classes are defined based on soil climate and soil classification.
Data Disclaimer: Country boundaries are not authoritative.
Database Manager: Paul Reich, Geographer, World Soil Resources. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org