Point Pedon Data of the Northern Circumpolar Soil Carbon Database, Circum-Arctic

Hugelius, Gustaf; Bockheim, James G.; Camill, Philip; Elberling, Bo; Grosse, Guido; Harden, Jennifer W.; Johnson, Kristofer D.; Jorgenson, Torre M.; Koven, Charles D.; Kuhry, Peter; Michaelson, Gary J.; Mishra, Umakant; Palmtag, Juri; Ping, Chien-Lu; O’Donnell, Jonathan A.; Schirrmeister, Lutz; Schuur, Edward A.G.; Sheng, Yongwei; Smith, Laurence C.; Strauss, Jens; Yu, Zicheng

The Northern Circumpolar Soil Carbon Database version 2 (NCSCDv2) is a geospatial database created for the purpose of quantifying storage of organic carbon in soils of the northern circumpolar permafrost region down to a depth of 300 cm.

The estimate of soil C storage in the 100–300 cm depth range included in the NCSCDv2 is based on a compilation of pedons from around the circumpolar region. Here you can download summary information about these pedons in spreadsheet format, as a text file and as point shape file.

Detailed information on the attributes of the pedon table can be found in the product guide.


In order to use these data, you must cite this data set with the following citation:

Hugelius G, Bockheim JG, Camill, P, Elberling B, Grosse G, Harden JW, Johnson K, Jorgenson T, Koven C, Kuhry P, Michaelson G, Mishra U, Palmtag J, Ping C-L, O’Donnell J, Schirrmeister L, Schuur EAG, Sheng Y, Smith LC, Strauss J, Yu Z. (2013) A new dataset for estimating organic carbon storage to 3m depth in soils of the northern circumpolar permafrost region. Earth System Science Data, 5, 393–402, doi:10.5194/essd-5-393-2013.


Hugelius, Gustaf

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Additional Info

Field Value
Identifier 10.5879/ECDS/00000002
Project(s) NCSCD
Institute Stockholm University; Bert Bolin Centre for Climate Research
Source https://dx.doi.org/10.5879/ECDS/00000002
Publication Date 2013-12-23
Version 2.0
Product Soil Classification
  1. Point pedons
Variables [Units]
  1. SOCC_30CM: Soil Organic Carbon Content in 30 cm depth [hg C /m²]
  2. SOCC_100CM: Soil Organic Carbon Content in 100 cm depth [hg C /m²]
  3. SOCC_200CM: Soil Organic Carbon Content in 200 cm depth [hg C /m²]
  4. SOCC300: Soil Organic Carbon Content in 300 cm depth [hg C/m²]
Region Circum-Arctic
Spatial Reference EPSG:4326 WGS 84
Spatial Resolution
Spatial Coverage Latitude 55.42 to 81.43, Longitude -164.71 to 161.79
Temporal Coverage
Temporal Resolution
Is Supplement To
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Dataset extent

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