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Global Digital 1-Degree Soil Type and Surface Slope

| DOI: 10.5065/01ED-AG50

Global data for soil type, texture, surface slope and other properties, at a 1 degree resolution. Based on FAO soil maps (1974) and on Matthews vegetation dataset (DS765.0.). Has more details about soil than the Wilson dataset (DS767.0) (from Zobler, 1986 files). See NASA Technical Memorandum 100685, Staub and Rosenzweig.

Soil Classification Soil Texture
Vertical Levels:
Ground or water surface
Data Types:
Spatial Coverage:
Longitude Range: Westernmost=180W Easternmost=180E
Latitude Range: Southernmost=90S Northernmost=90N Detailed coverage information
Data Contributors:
Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
Staub, B. and C. Rosenzweig, 1987: Global Digital Data Sets of Soil Type, Soil Texture, Surface Slope, and Other Properties: Documentation of Archived Data Type. NASA Technical Memorandum #100685, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Institute for Space Studies, 20 pp.

Total Volume:
1.51 MB
Data Formats:
ASCII (see dataset documentation)
Related RDA Datasets:
Matthew's GISS Global 1-Degree Vegetation, Land-use and Albedo Data
Global 1-Degree Vegetation and Soil Types
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Data License:
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