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Soil properties dataset in the United States


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Boiko, O., Kagone S., Senay G.B., 2021, Soil properties dataset in the United States: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


The dataset consists of three raster GeoTIFF files describing the following soil properties in the US: available water capacity, field capacity, and soil porosity. The input data were obtained from the gridded National Soil Survey Geographic (gNATSGO) Database and the Gridded Soil Survey Geographic (gSSURGO) Database with Soil Data Development tools provided by the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The soil characteristics derived from the databases were Available Water Capacity (AWC), Water Content (one-third bar) (WC), and Bulk Density (one-third bar) (BD) aggregated as weighted average values in the upper 1 m of soil. AWC and WC layers were converted to mm/m to express respectively available water capacity and field capacity [...]


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“Soil Available Water Capacity”
307.3 MB application/zip
“Soil Field Capacity”
387.02 MB application/zip
“Soil Porosity”
382.47 MB application/zip


This soil dataset can be used in a variety of applications for hydrologic research. We use these data to model Evapotranspiration (ET) with Vegetation ET model that integrates water balance algorithms with remotely sensed phenology data.

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DOI doi:10.5066/P9TI3IS8

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