Saline and Sodic Soils in European Union

Saline and Sodic Soils Map for EU-27 (2008) showing the area distribution of saline, sodic and potentially salt affected areas within the European Union. The accuracy of input input data only allows the designation of salt affected areas with a limited level of reliability (e.g. < 50 or > 50% of the area); therefore the results represented in the map should only be used for orientating purposes.

Metadata

Title: Saline and Sodic Soils in the European Union: Status and Potentials

Spatial coverage:27 Member States of the European Union where data available.

Pixel size: 1km

Projection: ETRS89 Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area

Input data source: Soil data - European Soil Database v2 , 1:1.000.000 scale Map of Salt Affected Soils in Europe (Szabolcs 1974)

Information: Tóth et al. (2008) Updated Map of Salt Affected Soils in the European Union.  In: Tóth, G., Montanarella, L. and Rusco, E. (Eds.) Threats to Soil Quality in Europe. EUR23438 – Scientific and Technical Research series Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities p.61-74 

The Saline and Sodic Soils Map shows the area distribution of saline, sodic and potentially salt affected areas within the European Union. The accuracy of input input data only allows the designation of salt affected areas with a limited level of reliability (e.g. < 50 or > 50% of the area); therefore the results represented in the map should only be used for orientating purposes.In total there are 5 categories:

  • 1 - Saline > 50% of the area
  • 2 - Sodic > 50% of the area
  • 3 - Saline < 50% of the area
  • 4 - Sodic < 50% of the area
  • 5 - Potentially salt affected soils.

Information about the data: Saline and Sodic Soils Map

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