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A global data set of soil types is available at 0.5-degree latitude by 0.5-degree longitude resolution. There are 106 soil units, based on Zobler's (1986) assessment of the FAO/UNESCO Soil Map of the World. This data set is a conversion of the Zobler 1-degree resolution version to a 0.5-degree resolution. The resolution of the data set was not actually increased. Rather, the 1-degree squares were divided into four 0.5-degree squares with the necessary adjustment of continental boundaries and islands. See ftp://daac.ornl.gov/data/global_soil/ZoblerSoilDerived/comp/zsoiltype_key.txt for soil key code.     
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    Soil Type soil type Projection: WGS 84
Spatial Extent: N: 90, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180
Start DateTime: 1974-01-01T00:00
End DateTime: 1981-12-31T23:59
Soil Type