Model Inputs

 Several remotely sensed data layers were used for soil carbon modelling and mapping:
Layer Name   Description (Year Created) Publisher
MAP The average annual precipitation in millimetres for the period 1961 to 1990 (2005) Ministry of Forests and Range, Research Branch via Hectares BC
MAT The average temperature for the entire year in degrees Celsius for the period 1961 to 1990 (2005) Ministry of Forests and Range, Research Branch via Hectares BC
Soil Type Soil Development type derived from Soil Landscapes of Canada data (2008) Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada via Hectares BC
Soil Drainage Describes the removal of water from the soil; derived from Soil Landscapes of Canada data (2008) Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada via Hectares BC
Vegetation Community Vegetation community zones derived from Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification zones (2004) Grasslands Conservation Council of British Columbia
Aspect, Slope, Elevation Topographic layers derived from gridded DEM created by the Terrain Resource Information Management program (2002) Base Mapping and Geomatic Services Branch of the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands via Hectares BC
NDVIMODIS Satellite derived Normalized Difference Vegetation Index  data (16day, 250m resolution) from Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite, MOD13Q1 product (2012-2014) USGS, MODIS Terra Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center directory

 

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