The Northern Circumpolar Soil Carbon Database

Point pedon data

The updated estimate of soil C storage in the 100–300 cm depth range included in the NCSCDv2 is based on a compilation of pedons from around the circumpolar region. Here you can download summary information about these pedons in spreadsheet format, as a text file and as point shape file.

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For detailed technical descriptions of the polygon-data and discussion s regarding use of the database, we refer to this paper published in the journal Earth System Science Data Discussions.

A new data set for estimating organic carbon storage to 3 m depth in soils of the northern circumpolar permafrost region
Hugelius G., Bockheim J.G., Camill P., Elberling B., Grosse G., Harden J.W., Johnson K., Jorgenson T., Koven C.D., Kuhry P., Michaelson G., Mishra U., Palmtag J., Ping C.-L., O'Donnell J., Schirrmeister L., Schuur E.A.G., Sheng Y., Smith L.C., Strauss J. and Yu Z.
Earth System Science Data, Vol 5, pp. 393–402 (2013). DOI:10.5194/essd-5-393-2013