Soil Geographic Database of Russia

Authored by: Sergey A. Shoba , Vyacheslav A. Rozhkov , Irina O. Alyabina , Varvara M. Kolesnikova , Inga S. Urusevskaya , Erik N. Molchanov , Vladimir S. Stolbovoi , Boris V. Sheremet , Dmitry E. Konyushkov

Handbook of Soil Sciences Resource Management and Environmental Impacts

Print publication date:  November  2011
Online publication date:  November  2011

Print ISBN: 9781439803073
eBook ISBN: 9781439803080
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b11268-36

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Abstract

Russia, the largest country in the world, encompasses nearly 30% of the world area of permafrost-affected soils, more than 60% of the world area of soils of the Boreal zone, and about 40% of the world area of Chernozems. More than a century since the shaping of modern pedology by V.V. Dokuchaev, Russian soil scientists have gained a vast amount of information about the soils of Russia. Some of the data are integrated in thematic information systems and databases, although a larger portion of it is preserved in paper form and cannot be readily applied in modern information technologies.

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