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Harmonization service and global library of models to support country - driven global information on salt - affected soils

Omuto, C.T. and Scherstjanoi, M. and Kader, Md. Abdul and Musana, B. and Barman, A. and Fantappiè, M. and Jiménez, L.S. and Jimenez, W. A. and Figueredo, H. and Balta, R. and Santander, K. and Malatji, A. and Nahar, A. and Kairat, A. and Ahmadzai, H. and Morisson, J. and Stone, S. and Roopnarine, R. and Eudoxie, G. and Khat, P. and Phy, C. and Seng, V. and Janjirawuttikul, N. and Tina, M. and Farradas, M. and Alferihat, M. and Desire, K. and Jayeoba, O.J. and Loum, M. and Ahmad, W. and Al Rasbi, A.S. and Matolo, N. (2023) Harmonization service and global library of models to support country - driven global information on salt - affected soils. Scientific Reports, 13 . NA. ISSN 2045-2322

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Global distribution of salt-affected soils (SAS) has remained at about 1 billion hectares in the literature over the years despite changes in climate, sea levels, and land use patterns which influence the distribution. Lack of periodic update of input soil data, data gaps, and inconsistency are part of the reasons for constant SAS distribution in the literature. This paper proposes harmonization as a suitable alternative for managing inconsistent data and minimizing data gaps. It developed a new harmonization service for supporting country-driven global SAS information update. The service contains a global library of harmonization models for harmonizing inconsistent soil data. It also contains models for identifying gaps in SAS database and for showing global distribution where harmonization of available data is needed. The service can be used by countries to develop national SAS information and update global SAS distribution. Its data availability index is useful in identifying countries without SAS data in the global database, which is a convenient way to identify countries to mobilize when updating global SAS information. Its application in 27 countries showed that the countries have more SAS data than they currently share with the global databases and that most of their data require SAS harmonization.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: School of Agriculture, Geography, Environment, Ocean and Natural Sciences (SAGEONS)
Depositing User: Md. Abdul Kader
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2023 22:40
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2023 22:40

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