Title Atlas of northern circumpolar soil
Author Stolbovoy, V.; Jones, A.; Tarnocai, C.; Broll, G.; Montanarella, L.
Author Affil Stolbovoy, V., European Commission Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustanability, Ispra, Italy. Other: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada; Vechta University, Federal Republic of Germany
Source International Conference on Permafrost (ICOP) Proceedings, Vol.9, p.1717-1720, ; Ninth international conference on Permafrost, Fairbanks, AK, June 29-July 3, 2008, edited by D.L. Kane and K.M. Hinkel. Publisher: [publisher varies], [location varies], International. ISBN: 978-0-9800179-3- 9
Publication Date 2008
Notes In English. 12 refs. CRREL Acc. No: 62006221
Index Terms climatic change; mapping; permafrost; polar regions; soils; soil mapping; Arctic region; polar regions; atlas; climate change; Cryosols; geographic information systems; information systems; International Polar Year 2007-08; IPY 2007-08 Research Publications
Abstract Cooperation between soil scientists from Canada, European Union, Russia, and the USA has resulted in an Atlas of Northern Circumpolar Soil which brings together soil data for all northern countries to better understand soil resources in these regions. The Atlas aims to raise public awareness of the value of soil in the north and support further research in this area (for example, the European Union's Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection). The Atlas contains a richness of information on soil diversity, the mapping and classification of permafrost- affected soil, the role of soil in the global carbon cycle, and atmospheric concentrations of biospheric greenhouse gases in the past and the future. The publication has fostered cooperation between several countries and bridges the gap between soil science, the permafrost community, policy makers, educators, and the general public. The Atlas is a contribution of the European Union to the International Polar Year 2008.
Publication Type conference paper or compendium article
Record ID 286018