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Soil Inorganic Carbon Map

Soil Inorganic Carbon Map
 

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  • Key Words: soil carbon, Inorganic carbon, soil carbon map
  • About the Map: The Soil Inorganic Carbon map is based on a reclassification of the FAO-UNESCO Soil Map of the World combined with a soil climate map. The soil Inorganic carbon map shows the distribution of the soil Inorganic 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.
Data
  • Source: FAO-UNESCO, Soil Map of the World, digitized by ESRI. Soil climate map, USDA-NRCS, Soil Science Division, World Soil Resources, Washington D.C.
  • Data Aggregation and Reliability: The soil carbon map data is rasterized on a 2 minute grid cell.
  • Data Definitions: Eight classes of soil Inorganic carbon volume ranges. Kg/m2
  • 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: sic.jpg
  • Production Date: 1997 Revised: September, 2000
  • Geographic Coverage: Global
  • Projection: Geographic
  • Minimum Scale: 1:5,000,000