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Volume 14 (2014) Article 3
Impact of the spatial resolution of soils data on climate reporting for organic soils using the example of Germany
by H. Fell, N. Roßkopf and J. Zeitz
Published online: 18.05.2014
As a result of the climate conferences in Durban (2011) and Doha (2012), voluntary accounting for greenhouse gas emissions from organic soils is now possible in national climate reporting. The quality of the data describing the spatial extent of organic soils and their relevant soil properties thus becomes particularly important. For climate reporting issues, maps for organic soils at different scales and levels of detail are used. In Germany, for example, the soil map at scale 1:1,000,000 is the basis for the emission inventory (NIR 2013). In contrast, the national inventory report of The Netherlands is based on a soil map at scale 1:50,000 (Coenen et al. 2013). This leads to questions about the optimal level of detail or scale for climate reporting.
Fell, H., Roßkopf, N. & Zeitz, J. (2014): Impact of the spatial resolution of soils data on climate reporting for organic soils using the example of Germany. Mires and Peat 14: Art. 3. (Online: http://www.mires-and-peat.net/pages/volumes/map14/map1403.php)
IMCG and IPS acknowledge the work of the reviewers.