Digital soil mapping dataset of soil depth in the Heihe River Basin (2012-2014)

The data of this data set comes from the soil profile data integrated by the major research plan integration project of Heihe River Basin (soil data integration and soil information product generation of Heihe River Basin, 91325301). The prediction method is mainly based on the soil landscape model. The basic theory of the model is the classic soil genesis theory. The model regards the soil as the product of the comprehensive effects of climate, topography, parent material, biology and time.

Scope: Heihe River Basin;

Projection: Albers ﹣ conic ﹣ equal ﹣ area;

Spatial resolution: 90m;

Data format: ArcGIS grid;

Data content: spatial distribution of soil thickness

Prediction method: enhanced regression tree

Environmental variables: main soil forming factors

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The data is stored in grid img format and can be opened and read by remote sensing software such as ArcGIS and QGIS

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ZHANG Ganlin, SONG Xiaodong. Digital soil mapping dataset of soil depth in the Heihe River Basin (2012-2014). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2017. DOI: 10.3972/heihe.016.2017.db. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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1. Song, X.D., Brus, D.J., Liu, F., Li, D.C., Zhao, Y.G., Yang, J.L., Zhang, G.L. (2016). Mapping soil organic carbon content by geographically weighted regression: A case study in the Heihe River Basin, China. Geoderma, 261: 11–22.( View Details | Bibtex)

2. Yang, R.M., Zhang, G.L, Liu, F., Lu, Y.Y., Yang, F., Yang, F., Yang, M., Zhao, Y.G., Li, D.C. (2016). Comparison of boosted regression tree and random forest models for mapping topsoil organic carbon concentration in an alpine ecosystem. Ecological Indicators, 60, 870–878.( View Details | Bibtex)

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Geographic coverage
East: 101.99 West: 97.07
South: 37.69 North: 42.69
  • Temporal resolution: Yearly
  • Spatial resolution: 10m - 100m
  • File size: 472 MB
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  • Downloads: 8
  • Access: Requestable
  • Temporal coverage: 2012-01-05 To 2015-01-05
  • Updated time: 2021-04-19
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