Harmonized Soil Carbon Database

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Harmonized Soil Carbon Database
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"This state-of-the-art database was established by IIASA and FAO in partnership with:

About HWSD

HWSD has two main goals:

  • To increase the quantity and quality of data available by capturing data at a grid cell size of 30 arc seconds of longitude and latitude (approximately, l km);
  • To harmonize and expand soil attribute information (texture, composition) with recently collected soil data."

 

Please cite data sources, following the data providers' instructions
Suggested Data Citation
  1. FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC, 2012. Harmonized World Soil Database (version 1.2). FAO, Rome, Italy and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.

Dataset DOIs
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Hosted Climate Index Files
None
Usage Restrictions
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Other Information

Earth system components and main variables
Dataset collections

Years of record
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Data time period extended
None
Timestep
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Domain
Input Data

Mixture of existing products

Vertical Levels:
Missing Data Flag
None
Ocean or Land
Land Only
Spatial Resolution

21600x43200 [0.00833333]

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0.9 degree x 1.25 degree)

Model Resolution (reanalysis)
None
Data Assimilation Method
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Model Vintage (reanalysis)
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Key Publications
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