Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 457–468, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-457-2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 457–468, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-457-2020

Data description paper 26 Feb 2020

Data description paper | 26 Feb 2020

CHLSOC: the Chilean Soil Organic Carbon database, a multi-institutional collaborative effort

Marco Pfeiffer et al.

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The CHLSOC database is the biggest soil organic carbon (SOC) database that has been compiled for Chile yet, comprising 13 612 data points. This database is the product of the compilation of numerous sources including unpublished and difficult-to-access data, allowing us to fill numerous spatial gaps where no SOC estimates were publicly available before. The values of SOC compiled in CHLSOC have a wide range, reflecting the variety of ecosystems that exists in Chile.