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Dataset

 

QUEST QUERCC: Global soil organic Nitrogen estimates

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2009-06-13
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

QUERCC addresses land surface processes over timescales from days to centuries, with particular emphasis on the carbon cycle. Some processes are already well represented and validated in Dynamic Global Vegetation Models (DGVMs), while others that are known to impact on the carbon cycle are not. Independent carbon and vegetation data sets are being compared against DVGMs to assess their current state, and further key modules will be developed for nutrient cycling, which exerts a major feedback on carbon exchange, and for a greater resolution of plant processes.

This dataset contains a global map of plant functional types that exert significant impacts on the carbon cycle as modelled by the Rothamsted Research institute based on the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) soil properties.

Citable as:  Woodward, I. (2009): QUEST QUERCC: Global soil organic Nitrogen estimates. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/f2dc4760a434646fa5afd852842df638
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: QUEST, QUERCC, carbon cycle, model, vegetation

Details

Previous Info:
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Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__dep_1244856097927732
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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:

FAO_soil data provided by Rothamsted Research from a model developed under QUERCC with numeric data extracted from map in May 2009.

Data Quality:
Not known.
File Format:
Data are netCDF formatted and Images are JPG formatted

Process overview

This dataset was generated by the computation detailed below.
Title PTF of global soil N Model deployed on Rothamsted Research Computer
Abstract This computation involved: PTF of global soil N Model deployed on Rothamsted Research Computer. PedoTransfer Function (PTF) of global soil N developped at Rothamsted Research Institute.
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
  • units: %
  • long_name: Soil organic N in topsoil as percent w/w
  • standard_name: soilN
  • var_id: soiln
  • names: soiln, soilN, Soil organic N in topsoil as percent w/w

Co-ordinate Variables

  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: latitude
  • long_name: latitude
  • units: degrees_north
  • names: latitude
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • long_name: longitude
  • var_id: longitude
  • names: longitude
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2006-06-05T23:00:00
End time:
2009-12-09T23:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°
 
Related parties
Authors (1)