Part II-Integration of data to work towards a meta soil carbon model in the U.S.

S. Grunwald, B. Cao, X. Xiong, C. W. Ross, R. Patarasuk, J. W. Hempel, L. T. West, S. S. Andrews, S. Wills, T. D. Loecke

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Abstract

This paper presents the development of a soil-environmental data superstructure for the U.S. in context of a coherent Meta Soil Carbon Model. The Meta Soil Model provides a formalized approach to create digital soil realizations grounded in various philosophical worldviews and is described in detail in part I. We assembled a wide suite of environmental covariates from a variety of sources representing potential soil forming factors in consistent format at the finest spatial resolution available across the U.S. A total of 250+geospatial environmental variables were acquired and many were mosaicked from tiles. These include 700+spatial layers representing different time periods of environmental variables. In addition we created/retrieved various regional and national spatially-explicit soil carbon datasets. Soil and environmental data were harmonized to prepare digital modeling to create a multiplicity of soil realizations (maps and models) including those that meet the specifications of the Global Soil Map project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGlobalSoilMap
Subtitle of host publicationBasis of the Global Spatial Soil Information System - Proceedings of the 1st GlobalSoilMap Conference
Pages239-244
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Feb 14 2014
Event1st GlobalSoilMap Conference: Basis of the Global Spatial Soil Information System - Orleans, France
Duration: Oct 7 2013Oct 9 2013

Publication series

NameGlobalSoilMap: Basis of the Global Spatial Soil Information System - Proceedings of the 1st GlobalSoilMap Conference

Other

Other1st GlobalSoilMap Conference: Basis of the Global Spatial Soil Information System
CountryFrance
CityOrleans
Period10/7/1310/9/13

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    Grunwald, S., Cao, B., Xiong, X., Ross, C. W., Patarasuk, R., Hempel, J. W., West, L. T., Andrews, S. S., Wills, S., & Loecke, T. D. (2014). Part II-Integration of data to work towards a meta soil carbon model in the U.S. In GlobalSoilMap: Basis of the Global Spatial Soil Information System - Proceedings of the 1st GlobalSoilMap Conference (pp. 239-244). (GlobalSoilMap: Basis of the Global Spatial Soil Information System - Proceedings of the 1st GlobalSoilMap Conference).