Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 299–320, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-299-2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 299–320, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-299-2020

Data description paper 10 Feb 2020

Data description paper | 10 Feb 2020

Standardised soil profile data to support global mapping and modelling (WoSIS snapshot 2019)

Niels H. Batjes et al.

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Short summary
This dataset provides quality-assessed and standardised soil data to support digital soil mapping and environmental applications at broadscale levels. The underpinning soil profiles were shared by a wide range of data providers. Special attention was paid to the standardisation of soil property definitions, analytical method descriptions and property values. We present measures for geographic accuracy and a first approximation for the uncertainty associated with the various analytical methods.