Soil Datasets > Data > Soil Profile Data
At European level, two databases with soil profile data exist : SPADE-1 and SPADE-2.
SPADE-1 is one of the four components of the European Soil Database (ESDB). Two types of profile data are provided: estimated profiles and measured profiles. Full information on SPADE-1 can be found in the SPADE sections of the “Introduction to the European Soil Database” and “Advanced Access to the Soil DB” of the European Soil Database v2.0.
(Oct 2009) SPADE-2: As a result of some limitations of the SPADE-1 profile data for use in modelling at the European level, the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA), supported by the European Soil Bureau Network of the European Commission Joint Research Centre have sponsored the collation of a second profile database (SPADE-2) for use with the SGDBE component of the ESDB. The overall objective was to provide sufficient soil property data to support higher tier modelling of pesticide fate at the European level. This exercise resulted in a database and accompanying result, which can be downloaded from this site.
(May 2010) SPADE/M: The measured profiles provided by SPADE-1 in the form of separate spreadsheets have been assembled in a structured Microsoft Acess Database (.mdb format) in order to form SPADE/M. The updated version of SPADE/M is called SPADE/M v2 and incorporates a number of significant changes. This database and report can be downloaded from SPADE/M page.
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