Articles | Volume 9, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 1–14, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-1-2017
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 1–14, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-1-2017

  17 Jan 2017

17 Jan 2017

WoSIS: providing standardised soil profile data for the world

Niels H. Batjes et al.

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Standardised soil profile data for the world (WoSIS, July 2016 snapshot) N. H. Batjes, E. Ribeiro, A. van Oostrum, J. Leenaars, and J. Mendes de Jesus https://doi.org/10.17027/isric-wdcsoils.20160003

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Soil is an important provider of ecosystem services. Yet this natural resource is being threatened. Professionals, scientists, and decision makers require quality-assessed soil data to address issues such as food security, land degradation, and climate change. Procedures for safeguarding, standardising, and subsequently serving of consistent soil data to underpin broad-scale mapping and modelling are described. The data are freely accessible at doi:10.17027/isric-wdcsoils.20160003.