The global dataset of soil hydraulic and thermal parameters for earth system modelingIntroduction
The Global dataset of soil hydraulic and thermal parameters using different (Pedotransfer Functions) PTFs is provided for Land Surface Modeling.
The dataset was derived from multi-PTFs (pedotranfer functions) estimation. It includes the parameters in the Clapp and Hornberger Functions (FCH), and in thermal dynamic equation, respectively. The median of the estimation are provided. The resolution is 30 arc-seconds. The vertical variation of soil property was captured by eight layers to the depth of 2.3 m (i.e. 0- 0.045, 0.045- 0.091, 0.091- 0.166, 0.166- 0.289, 0.289- 0.493, 0.493- 0.829, 0.829- 1.383 and 1.383- 2.296 m).Data citation
Dai, Y., W. Shangguan, Q. Duan, B. Liu, S. Fu, G. Niu, 2013: Development of a China Dataset of Soil Hydraulic Parameters Using Pedotransfer Functions for Land Surface Modeling. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 14: 869-887
Dai et al., 2014: Implementation of a New Global Soil Dataset in the Common Land Model (in preparation).Data download
The dataset in NetCDF format can be downloaded in the following table.