Mapping and identifying soil samples in New Island, Falkland Islands

The dataset (point shape file) show distribution of soil types in New Island. The soil types were derived from the analysis of soil physical characteristics (texture, colour, mottling, stoniness, structure) of more than 150 soil samples cored. The series of images taken for each sample are also available with the dataset.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Last Updated December 21, 2020, 10:06 (PST)
Created January 30, 2020, 05:22 (PST)
Region Falkland Islands
Language eng
Topic Category geoscientific information
Temporal Extent Start 2015-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2015-12-31
Dataset Reference Date 2015
Lineage The work consisted in coring 80% of the island (the southernmost area and Sabina point were not visited) for a total of 160 cores and describing the soil characteristics of each core. Dutch and gouge augers were used to extract cores from the ground. As much as consistently as possible, the cores were taken along transect perpendicular to slope and longitudinal to the valleys in order to have a good representation of changes in soil type if they were occurring. After being described on the field according to their structural and textural characteristics, the soil cores where associated to soil types in order to ground truth the interpreted soil map (which is from superficial geology map). The soils were grouped also in larger classes: e.g. leptosols, histosols, podzols, stagnosols and so on.
West Longitude -61.3249
South Latitude -51.7506
East Longitude -61.215
North Latitude -51.6775
Spatial Reference System WGS84
Responsible Organisation Name Hidden (personal data protection)
Contact Mail Address Hidden (personal data protection)
Responsible Party Role Hidden (personal data protection)
Access Limitations Open access
Use Constraints Open, but copyright and/or Intellectual Property Rights apply
Resource Reference Please acknowledge data source as: SAERI (South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute) and New Island Conservation Trust.
Data Format shape
Update Frequency not planned
Accuracy Accuracy of the location of soil samples: 6 metres (GPS) Accuracy of the soil identification: medium-low
Resource Type Dataset
Original Title Hidden (internal use only)
Metadata Date 2016-11-10
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact Consent Contact details hidden
Unique Resource ID FK-SAERI-297

Dataset extent

Map tiles by Stamen Design, under CC BY 3.0. Data by OpenStreetMap, under CC BY SA.