Soil Organic Carbon based on the SSURGO and STATGSO2 Databases

Map of conterminous US total soil organic carbon

Detailed Description

Existing soil organic carbon, based on the SSURGO and STATGSO2 databases. Values shown represent the total soil profile. Data from U.S.Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Soil Survey Geographic database (SSURGO, 2009, NAD83, Albers Projection.

Figure originally published on page 6 of: Sundquist, E.T., Ackerman, K.V., Bliss, N.B., Kellndorfer, J.M., Reeves, M.C., and Rollins, M.G., 2009, Rapid assessment of U.S. forest and soil organic carbon storage and forest biomass carbon sequestration capacity: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009–1283, 15 p., available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1283/.

Details

Image Dimensions: 913 x 718

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US

Credits

Graphics in USGS Open-File Report 2009-1283 by Christine T. Mendelsohn

Source:

U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009–1283
Sundquist, E.T., Ackerman, K.V., Bliss, N.B., Kellndorfer, J.M., Reeves, M.C., and Rollins, M.G., 2009, Rapid assessment of U.S. forest and soil organic carbon storage and forest biomass carbon sequestration capacity: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009–1283, 15 p., available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1283/.