Soil Properties Visualized on a 1km Grid

August 31, 2010

(This article was first published on dylan's blog, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Fresno Area Urban Areas vs Irrigated LCC: grey regions are current urban areasFresno Area Urban Areas vs Irrigated LCC: grey regions are current urban areas

A couple of maps generated from a 1km gridded soil property database, derived from SSURGO data where available with holes filled with STATSGO data. Soil properties visualized at this scale illustrate several important soil-forming factors operating within California: sediment source in the Great Valley, the interplay between precipitation and ET, and removal of salts. This database and the details on its creation should be available within a couple of months. This builds on a related post highlighting some of these maps packaged in KMZ format. Check back in a couple of weeks of updates.

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