ISIS holds data on the World Soil Reference Collection
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You may access:
- Site data: 60 attributes on location, geology, landform, soil surface properties, hydrology, land-use, vegetation and climate
- Soil data:
- Soil profile description according to the FAO Guidelines
- 100 physical, chemical and mineralogical attributes
- Attributes for classification in the FAO-Unesco Legend (1974), the Revised FAO-Unesco Legend (1988), World Reference Base for Soil Resources, USDA Soil Taxonomy and a national classification system
The World Soil Reference Collection includes some 973 monoliths from over 70 countries with detailed soil profile and environmental data. The profiles in Africa and South America have been verified.
Although all countries are selectable, only the profile data for Africa and South America are accessible in this version. New profiles will be made accessible upon screening
Overview of soil profiles by region
|Eastern Africa||114||Caribbean||30||Central Asia||1||Eastern Europe||67|
|Middle Africa||9||Central America||23||Eastern Asia||55||Northern Europe||59|
|Southern Africa||38||South America||113||Southern Asia||27||Southern Europe||58|
|Western Africa||61||Northern America||54||South Eastern Asia||89||Western Europe||91|
|Northern Africa||5||Australia and New Zealand||39||Western Asia||35|