Northern Circumpolar Soils Map

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Entry ID

GGD602

Summary

This data set consists of a circumpolar map of dominant soil characteristics, with a scale of 1:10,000,000, covering the United States, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, northern Europe, Russia, Mongolia, and Kazakhstan. The map was created using the Northern and Mid Latitude Soil Database. The map is in ESRI Shapefile format, consisting of 11 regional areas.. Polygons have attributes that give the percentage polygon area that is a given soil type. The map shows the dominant soil of the spatial polygon unless the polygon is over 90 percent rock or ice. It also shows the proportion of polygon encompassed by the dominant soil or nonsoil. Soils include turbels, orthels, histels, histosols, mollisols, vertisols, aridisols, andisols, entisols, spodosols, inceptisols (and hapludolls), alfisols (cryalf and udalf), natric great groups, aqu-suborders, glaciers, and rocklands. Data are available via ftp.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 90°     S: 45°     E: 180°     W: -180°    

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Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Tarnocai, C., J. Kimble, D. Swanson, S. Goryachkin, Y. M. Naumov, V. Stolbovoi, B. Jakobsen, G. Broll, L. Montanarella, A. Arnoldussen, O. Arnalds, and M. Yli-Halla.
Dataset Title: Northern Circumpolar Soils Map
Dataset Release Date: 2002-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Ottawa, Canada
Dataset Publisher: Research Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd602.html

Location Keywords

  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION POLAR CIRCUMPOLAR

Science Keywords

  • Agriculture Soils Permafrost
  • Agriculture Soils Soil Classification
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Permafrost
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Permafrost
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Permafrost
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Classification

Ancillary Keywords

  • Permafrost classifications
  • Permafrost regions
  • Soil classification

Data Center

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Frozen Ground Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/

Data Center Personnel

Name: FGDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: ESRI Shapefiles (.shp, .shx, .dbf, and .prj)

Personnel

Charles Tarnocai
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: tarnocaict@em.agr.ca
Contact Address:

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Research Branch
  • K.W. Neatby Building, Room 1135, 960 Carling Avenue

City: Ottawa
Postal Code: K1A 0C6
Country: Canada

NSIDC User Services
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Related URL

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GIS Data and Resources at NSIDC

Reference

Arnalds, O. and E. Gretarsson. 2001. Generalized Soil Map of Iceland. 2nd Edition. Agricultural Research Institute (Rala), Reykjavik, Iceland.

Cryosol Working Group. 2001. Northern and Mid Latitude Soil Database, Version 1. National Soil Database, Research Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Canada.

Dorzhgotov, D. and N.A. Nogina. 1990. Khors (The Soil Map of Mongolia). pp. 66-67 in: Undesniy Atlas (Atlas of Mongolia). BNMAU-in Shinzhlekh Ukhaany Akademi, Ulan Bator, Mongolia.

European Soil Bureau. 1999. The European Soil Database, version 1.0. CD-ROM. Ipra, Italy.

Fridland, V.M. (editor). 1998. Pochvennaya Karta RSFSR (Soil Map of the Russian Republic), RSFSR. V.V. Dokuchayev Soils Institue, Moscow, Scale 1:2,500,000.

International Permafrost Association. 1997. Circum-Arctic Map of Permafrost and Ground Ice Conditions. (J. Brown, O.J. Ferrians Jr., J.A. Heginbottom, E.S. Melnikov, Eds.). U.S. Geological Survey, Information Services, Denver, Colorado, US.

Jakobsen, B.H. and A. Eiby. 1997. A Soil Map of Greenland. II International Conference, Cryopedology, August 1997, Syktyvkar, Russia.

Schlesinger, W.H. and J.F.B. Mitchell. 1987. Climate model simulations of the equilibrium climatic response to increased carbon dioxide. Rev. Geophys. 25:760-798.

Soil Classification Working Group. 1998. The Candaian System of Soil Classification. Third Ed. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Publ 1646 (Revised), 187 pp.

Soil Science Staff. 1999. A Basic System of Soil Classification for Making and Interpreting Soil Surveys, Second Ed. NRCS, USDA, Lincoln, NE, US.

Tarnocai, C. and B. Lacelle. 1996. The Soil Organic Carbon Digital Database of Canada. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada.

US Soil Conservation Service. 1994. The State Soil Geographic Database, STATSGO. NRCS, USDA, Lincoln, NE, US. Uspanov. U.U. (Ed.). 1976. Pochvennaya Karta Kazakhskoy SSR (Soil Map of the Kazakh SSR). GUGK, Moscow, Scale 1:2,500,000.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2002-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-01-17

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