Point Pedon Data of the Northern Circumpolar Soil Carbon Database, Circum-Arctic

The Northern Circumpolar Soil Carbon Database version 2 (NCSCDv2) is a geospatial database created for the purpose of quantifying storage of organic carbon in soils of the northern circumpolar permafrost region down to a depth of 300 cm.

The estimate of soil C storage in the 100–300 cm depth range included in the NCSCDv2 is based on a compilation of pedons from around the circumpolar region. Here you can download summary information about these pedons in spreadsheet format, as a text file and as point shape file.

Detailed information on the attributes of the pedon table can be found in the product guide.


In order to use these data, you must cite this data set with the following citation:

Hugelius G, Bockheim JG, Camill, P, Elberling B, Grosse G, Harden JW, Johnson K, Jorgenson T, Koven C, Kuhry P, Michaelson G, Mishra U, Palmtag J, Ping C-L, O’Donnell J, Schirrmeister L, Schuur EAG, Sheng Y, Smith LC, Strauss J, Yu Z. (2013) A new dataset for estimating organic carbon storage to 3m depth in soils of the northern circumpolar permafrost region. Earth System Science Data, 5, 393–402, doi:10.5194/essd-5-393-2013.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Source https://ecds.se/dataset/northern_circumpolar_soil_carbon_database_version_2_2b7861c2
Principal Investigator None
Data Curator Hugelius, Gustaf
Version 2.0
Last Updated September 16, 2020, 15:16 (+0200)
Created September 16, 2020, 15:16 (+0200)
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Spatia {"type": "Polygon","coordinates": [[ [ -164.71, 55.42],[161.79, 55.42],[161.79, 81.43],[ -164.71, 81.43], [ -164.71, 55.42] ]]}