Soil organic carbon fractions over NSW

The dataset contains digital soil maps of three principal soil organic carbon (SOC) fractions across NSW: particulate organic carbon (POC), humic organic carbon (HOC) and resistant organic carbon (ROC), which represent fractions of increasing bio-chemical stability. The 100 m resolution rasters cover depth intervals 0-10 cm, 10-30 cm and 0-30 cm. Maps for mean, lower 5% and upper 95% confidence intervals are provided. They were derived from random forest modelling of 427 profile points across NSW from 2008-09 with mid-infrared (MIR) derived carbon fractions and a set of 16 predictor variables. The products are important for modelling soil carbon dynamics for carbon accounting, and as a potential indicator of soil quality. The products are more fully described in: Gray JM, Karunaratne SB, Bishop TFA, Wilson BR, Veeragathipillai M 2019, Driving factors of soil organic carbon fractions over New South Wales, Australia. Geoderma 353, 213-226.

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Field Value
Metadata template type Raster
Asset Type Asset
Language English
Alternative Title SOC fractions over NSW
Edition version 1
Purpose For modelling soil carbon dynamics for carbon accounting
Frequency of change Not planned
Keywords SOIL,CLIMATE-AND-WEATHER-Climate-change
Field of Research (optional) Soil Sciences not elsewhere classified
Metadata Date 2021-08-10
Date of Asset Creation 2019-03-31
Date of Asset Publication 2019-06-23
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Geospatial Topic Environment
NSW Place Name all NSW

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 2008-03-31 - 2009-06-30
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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Attribution Department of Planning, Industry and Environment asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and Department of Planning, Industry and Environment 2019"