Data Set ID:

Land Resources of Russia -- Maps of Soil Characteristics, Version 1

This data set consists of maps of various soil characteristics for all of Russia. The maps are available as ESRI Shapefiles and they are accompanied by databases of soil profiles and related characteristics. The soil classification Shapefile was generalized from the standard 1:2,500,000 soil map of Russia (Fridland, 1988). Several different soil classifications are presented as well as detailed soil characteristics. Additionally, investigators compiled two databases (.dbf files) of detailed soil characteristics from 234 measured soil profiles. These data were extracted from a larger collection entitled Land Resources of Russia. Data and documentation © 2002 copyright International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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Temporal Coverage:
  • 1988-01-01 to 2002-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
Not specified
Sensor(s): Not specified
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 77.7, S: 41.2, E: 27.3, W: -169.5

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
  • Frozen Ground > Cryosols
  • Frozen Ground > Permafrost
  • Snow/Ice > Permafrost
  • Soils
  • Frozen Ground > Soil Temperature
Data Format(s):
  • ESRI Shapefile
Data Contributor(s): Vladimir Stolbovoi, Boris Sheremet, Igor Savin

We kindly request that you cite the use of this data set in a publication using the following citation. For more information, see Use and Copyright.

Stolbovoi, V. and I. Savin 2002. Land Resources of Russia -- Maps of Soil Characteristics, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

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