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Dataset

 

QESDI: Soil data generated from ISLSCP II

Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2009-08-25
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Abstract

QUEST projects both used and produced an immense variety of global data sets that needed to be shared efficiently between the project teams. These global synthesis data sets are also a key part of QUEST's legacy, providing a powerful way of communicating the results of QUEST among and beyond the UK Earth System research community.

This dataset contains soil data generated from ISLSCP II.

The International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project, Initiative II (ISLSCP II) is a follow on project from The International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP). ISLSCP II had the lead role in addressing land-atmosphere interactions - process modelling, data retrieval algorithms, field experiment design and execution, and the development of global data sets.

Citable as:  Juckes, M. (2009): QESDI: Soil data generated from ISLSCP II. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/7d70c31066854487aca1f874c7c81230
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: QUEST, QESDI, ISLSCP II, soil

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Use of these data is covered by the following licence: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Dara generated from ISLSCP II soil data

File Format:
Data are netCDF formatted

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by a combination of instruments deployed on platforms and computations as detailed below.

Instrument/Platform pairings

Raingauge Deployed on: Satellites on the Global Telecommunication Sytem (GTS)

Computation Element: 1

Title ISLSCP II: International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project, Initiative II regular geo-temporal
Abstract The International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project, Initiative II (ISLSCP II) is a follow on project from The International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP). ISLSCP II had the lead role in addressing land-atmosphere interactions - process modelling, data retrieval algorithms, field experiment design and execution, and the development of global data sets. The ISLSCP II dataset contains comprehensive data over the 10 year period from 1986 to 1995, from the International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP). The data are mapped to consistent grids (0.5 x 0.5 degrees for topography, 1 x 1 degrees for meteorological parameters). Some data have a grid size of 0.25 x 0.25 degrees. The temporal resolution for most data sets is monthly (however a few are at finer resolution - 3 hourly). This dataset is public.
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
Output Description None
  • units: N/A
  • long_name: 12 Soil Texture Classes after USDA soil texture classes.
  • var_id: soil_texture0_30_1d
  • names: 12 Soil Texture Classes after USDA soil texture classes., soil_texture
  • units: g/cm^3
  • long_name: Bulk Density.
  • var_id: soil_bulk_dens0_30_1d
  • names: soil_bulk_dens, Bulk Density.
  • units: mm
  • long_name: Field Capacity (FC) with FC water potential = -10 kPa
  • var_id: soil_field_cap0_30_1d
  • names: Field Capacity (FC) with FC water potential = -10 kPa, soil_field_cap
  • units: %
  • long_name: Percent Soil Organic Carbon Content
  • var_id: soil_org_carb_perc0_30_1d
  • names: Percent Soil Organic Carbon Content, soil_org_carb_perc
  • units: mm
  • long_name: Profile Available Water Content (PAWC) with: FC water potential = -10 kPa WP water potential = -1500 kPa
  • var_id: soil_pawc0_30_1d
  • names: Profile Available Water Content (PAWC) with: FC water potential = -10 kPa WP water potential = -1500 kPa, soil_pawc
  • units: cm^3/cm^3
  • long_name: Residual Water Content
  • var_id: soil_res_wat_cont0_30_1d
  • names: Residual Water Content, soil_res_wat_cont
  • units: cm/day
  • long_name: Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity or Ksat
  • var_id: soil_ksat0_30_1d
  • names: soil_ksat, Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity or Ksat
  • units: cm^3/cm^3
  • long_name: Saturated Water Content or Porosity
  • var_id: soil_sat_wat_cont0_30_1d
  • names: soil_sat_wat_cont, Saturated Water Content or Porosity
  • units: kg/m^2
  • long_name: Soil Carbon Density
  • var_id: soil_org_carb_dens0_30_1d
  • names: soil_org_carb_dens, Soil Carbon Density
  • units: g/m^2
  • long_name: Soil Nitrogen Density
  • var_id: soil_nitrogen_dens0_30_1d
  • names: Soil Nitrogen Density, soil_nitrogen_dens
  • units: J/m3/K
  • long_name: Thermal Capacity with 0% volumetric soil-water fraction.
  • var_id: soil_therm_cap0_0_30_1d
  • names: Thermal Capacity with 0% volumetric soil-water fraction., soil_therm_cap
  • units: J/m3/K
  • long_name: Thermal Capacity with 10% volumetric soil-water fraction.
  • var_id: soil_therm_cap10_0_30_1d
  • names: soil_therm_cap, Thermal Capacity with 10% volumetric soil-water fraction.
  • units: J/m3/K
  • long_name: Thermal Capacity with 100% volumetric soil-water fraction.
  • var_id: soil_therm_cap100_0_30_1d
  • names: soil_therm_cap, Thermal Capacity with 100% volumetric soil-water fraction.
  • units: J/m3/K
  • long_name: Thermal Capacity with 50% volumetric soil-water fraction.
  • var_id: soil_therm_cap50_0_30_1d
  • names: soil_therm_cap, Thermal Capacity with 50% volumetric soil-water fraction.
  • units: mm
  • long_name: Wilting Point (WP) with WP water potential = -1500 kPa
  • var_id: soil_wilting_point0_30_1d
  • names: Wilting Point (WP) with WP water potential = -1500 kPa, soil_wilting_point
  • units: %
  • long_name: w/w % Clay Content.
  • var_id: soil_clay_perc0_30_1d
  • names: soil_clay_perc, w/w % Clay Content.
  • units: %
  • long_name: w/w % Sand Content
  • var_id: soil_sand_perc0_30_1d
  • names: soil_sand_perc, w/w % Sand Content
  • units: %
  • long_name: w/w % Silt Content
  • var_id: soil_silt_perc0_30_1d
  • names: soil_silt_perc, w/w % Silt Content

Co-ordinate Variables

  • units: degree_north
  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: latitude
  • names: latitude
  • units: degree_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • var_id: longitude
  • names: longitude
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • names: time
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1986-01-01T00:00:00
End time:
1995-12-31T23:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°