Processing...

Soil and Landscape Grid National Soil Attribute Maps - Depth of Regolith (3" resolution) - Release 2

Tools Click here to view this collection in the new DAP user interface

show summary fields  |   show all    
Tools



About this Collection

Soil and Landscape Grid National Soil Attribute Maps - Depth of Regolith (3" resolution) - Release 2


This is Version 2 of the Depth of Regolith product of the Soil and Landscape Grid of Australia (produced 2015-06-01). The Soil and Landscape Grid of Australia has produced a range of digital soil attribute products. The digital soil attribute maps are in raster format at a resolution of 3 arc sec (~90 x 90 m pixels). Attribute Definition: The ... more


Soil Sciences not elsewhere classified


https://doi.org/10.4225/08/55C9472F05295


01 Jan 1900


31 Dec 2013


CSIRO Enquiries
CSIROEnquiries@csiro.au
1300 363 400

TERN_Soils TERN_Soils_DSM Soil TERN Raster Attributes Depth of Regolith Continental Australia DSM Global Soil Map spatial modelling visible-near infrared spectroscopy 3-dimensional soil mapping spatial uncertainty Soil Maps Digital Soil Mapping SLGA


:

Browse all Soil and Landscape Grid of Australia collections

:

Browse all Soil and Landscape Grid of Australia Digital Soil Property Maps

:

File Naming Conventions


Download_Options.html


Metadata_References.html


The methodology consisted of the following steps: (i) drillhole data preparation, (ii) compilation and selection of the environmental covariate raster layers and (iii) model implementation and evaluation. Drillhole data preparation: Drillhole data was sourced from the National Groundwater Information System (NGIS) database. This spatial database holds nationally consistent information about bores that were drilled as part of the Bore Construction Licensing Framework (http://www.bom.gov.au/water/groundwater/ngis/). The database contains 357,834 bore locations with associated lithology, bore construction and hydrostratigraphy records. This information was loaded into a relational database to facilitate analysis. Regolith depth extraction: The first step was to recognise and extract the boundary between the regolith and bedrock within each drillhole record. This was done using a key word look-up table of bedrock or lithology related words from the record descriptions. 1,910 unique descriptors were discovered. Using this list of new standardised terms analysis of the drillholes was conducted, and the depth value associated with the word in the description that was unequivocally pointing to reaching fresh bedrock material was extracted from each record using a tool developed in C# code. The second step of regolith depth extraction involved removal of drillhole bedrock depth records deemed necessary because of the “noisiness” in depth records resulting from inconsistencies we found in drilling and description standards indentified in the legacy database. On completion of the filtering and removal of outliers the drillhole database used in the model comprised of 128,033 depth sites. Selection and preparation of environmental covariates The environmental correlations style of DSM applies environmental covariate datasets to predict target variables, here regolith depth. Strongly performing environmental covariates operate as proxies for the factors that control regolith formation including climate, relief, parent material organisms and time. Depth modelling was implemented using the PC-based R-statistical software (R Core Team, 2014), and relied on the R-Cubist package (Kuhn et al. 2013). To generate modelling uncertainty estimates, the following procedures were followed: (i) the random withholding of a subset comprising 20% of the whole depth record dataset for external validation; (ii) Bootstrap sampling 100 times of the remaining dataset to produce repeated model training datasets, each time. The Cubist model was then run repeated times to produce a unique rule set for each of these training sets. Repeated model runs using different training sets, a procedure referred to as bagging or bootstrap aggregating, is a machine learning ensemble procedure designed to improve the stability and accuracy of the model. The Cubist rule sets generated were then evaluated and applied spatially calculating a mean predicted value (i.e. the final map). The 5% and 95% confidence intervals were estimated for each grid cell (pixel) in the prediction dataset by combining the variance from the bootstrapping process and the variance of the model residuals. Version 2 differs from version 1, in that the modelling of depths was performed on the log scale to better conform to assumptions of normality used in calculating the confidence intervals. The method to estimate the confidence intervals was improved to better represent the full range of variability in the modelling process. (Wilford et al, in press)


We thank the CSIRO, Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN), the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy and the Super Science Initiative, for funding the project.


Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence


CSIRO (Australia), Geoscience Australia (Australia)


Wilford, John; Searle, Ross; Thomas, Mark; Grundy, Mike (2015): Soil and Landscape Grid National Soil Attribute Maps - Depth of Regolith (3" resolution) - Release 2. v6. CSIRO. Data Collection. https://doi.org/10.4225/08/55C9472F05295


All Rights (including copyright) CSIRO 2015.


The metadata and files (if any) are available to the public.

show all

Location Details

9°59′53.9153″ S


43°38′32.9105″ S


153°38′23.8788″ E


112°54′44.8847″ E


WGS84


More about this Collection

Peter Wilson


Research Scientist


-2 m


0 m



Raster




eng


UTF8


Environment


About this Project

1181.2 TERN Facility No9 InfoGrid GRUNDY


The Soil and Landscape Grid of Australia is a comprehensive fine spatial resolution grid of functional soil attributes and key landscape features across Australia. The landscape attributes are derived from the data collected by the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, whilst the soil attribute surfaces are modelled from existing soils information. The... more


Mike Grundy


National Soil Grid


The Soil and Landscape Grid of Australia Facility has produced a comprehensive fine-resolution grid of soil attributes and important land surface parameters. The data is consistent with the Specifications of the GlobalSoilMap and is managed as part of the Australian Soil Resource Information System (ASRIS). There are a range of soil attribute produ... more


Modelling


John Wilford


Ross Searle


Mark Thomas


Mike Grundy


Similar collections

  • Soil and Landscape Grid National Soil Attribute Maps - pH - CaCl2 (3" resolution) - Release 1....
    view
  • Soil and Landscape Grid National Soil Attribute Maps - Soil Depth (3" resolution) - Release 1....
    view
  • Soil and Landscape Grid National Soil Attribute Maps - Available Water Capacity (3" resolution) - Release 1....
    view
  • Soil and Landscape Grid National Soil Attribute Maps - Silt (3" resolution) - Release 1....
    view

Others were also interested in

  • Soil and Landscape Grid National Soil Attribute Maps - Available Water Capacity (3" resolution) - Release 1....
    view
  • Soil and Landscape Grid National Soil Attribute Maps - Soil Depth (3" resolution) - Release 1....
    view
  • Soil and Landscape Grid National Soil Attribute Maps - Organic Carbon (3" resolution) - Release 1....
    view
  • Soil and Landscape Grid National Soil Attribute Maps - pH - CaCl2 (3" resolution) - Release 1....
    view