Soil types in western Romania

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The provided geodata contain the digitized areas covered by loess and loess-like sediments in Hungary (after Balogh et al. 1956) and the respective coverage in the border region of northwest Romania which has been derived from geoscientific maps and data: soil type and texture after Florea et al. (1971), land cover data after CLC 2006 published by EEA (2012) and geomorphometric data based on the DEM SRTM 1 Arc-Second Global provided by USGS (2015)). Therefrom, digitized and reclassified soil types after the Romanian soil map, and two raster datasets of derived morphometric indices are published. Additionally, a merged shapefile of the resulting loess and loess-like sediments, designed for a scale of about 1:500.000, is published.

Digitized and reclassified soil types after the Romanian soil map (Florea et al. 1971) for the border region of northwest Romania. The reclassification is based on a conversion to the terminology of the WRB system after Vlad et al. (2012). The denotation of the soil types is compiled in Tab. 1.

Please cite this data in reference to Lindner, H.,Lehmkuhl, F., Zeeden, C. (2017): Spatial loess distribution in the eastern Carpathian Basin: a novel approach based on geoscientific maps and data. Journal of Maps, Vol. 2(13), p: 173-181, DOI: 10.1080/17445647.2017.1279083

Type: Vector Data

Category: geoscientificInformation

Keywords: Soil Loess

Publication date: 2017-04-21


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