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The Global Gridded Surfaces of Selected Soil Characteristics (IGBP-DIS) data set contains 7 data surfaces: soil-carbon density, total nitrogen density, field capacity, wilting point, profile available water capacity, thermal capacity, and bulk density. All the surfaces are global, at a resolution of 5x5 arc-minutes. These data surfaces were generated by the SoilData System, which was developed by the Global Soil Data Task of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) Data and Information Services (DIS). The SoilData System generates soil information and maps for geographic regions at soil depths and resolutions selected by the user. Derived surfaces of selected soil characteristics are suitable for modeling and inventory purposes. The SoilData System uses a statistical bootstrapping approach to link the pedon records in the Global Pedon Database to the FAO/UNESCO Digital Soil Map of the World. It can generate maps and output data sets for a range of original and derived soil parameters, such as carbon and nitrogen density, thermal conductivity, and water-holding capacity, for any part of the world at user-selected depth ranges. The digital output can be at any resolution (in increments of 5').     
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This data set contains 7 data granules
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    Soil bulk density soil bulk density Projection: WGS 84
Spatial Extent: N: 90, S: -56.5, E: 180, W: -180
Start DateTime: N/A
End DateTime: N/A
Soil bulk density
 
    Soil carbon density soil carbon density Projection: WGS 84
Spatial Extent: N: 90, S: -56.5, E: 180, W: -180
Start DateTime: N/A
End DateTime: N/A
Soil carbon density
 
    Soil field capacity soil field capacity Projection: WGS 84
Spatial Extent: N: 90, S: -56.5, E: 180, W: -180
Start DateTime: N/A
End DateTime: N/A
Soil field capacity
 
    Soil profile available water capacity soil water capacity Projection: WGS 84
Spatial Extent: N: 90, S: -56.5, E: 180, W: -180
Start DateTime: N/A
End DateTime: N/A
Soil profile available water capacity
 
    Soil thermal capacity soil thermal capacity Projection: WGS 84
Spatial Extent: N: 90, S: -56.5, E: 180, W: -180
Start DateTime: N/A
End DateTime: N/A
Soil thermal capacity
 
    Soil total nitrogen density soil total nitrogen density Projection: WGS 84
Spatial Extent: N: 90, S: -56.5, E: 180, W: -180
Start DateTime: N/A
End DateTime: N/A
Soil total nitrogen density
 
    Soil wilting point soil wilting point Projection: WGS 84
Spatial Extent: N: 90, S: -56.5, E: 180, W: -180
Start DateTime: N/A
End DateTime: N/A
Soil wilting point