Institutional Collection: Soil Sample Archive

Collection Information

CollectionCode: 
SSA
Status of Collection: 
Active
Accession Status: 
Institutional
Collection Description: 

The Soil Sample Archive contains more than 226,000 samples from over 37,000 sites. Samples have metadata available in associated databases including analytical data and site and pedon data. Samples are from all 50 states and various foreign countries and were collected beginning in the 1940s. Most samples were collected by NRCS field soil scientists, and the analytical data has been used for soil classification (Soil Taxonomy) and for interpretations for soil use and management in support of the National Cooperative Soil Survey program. Typically, samples from each genetic soil horizon to a depth of approximately 2 meters are collected at representative sites.

Collection Content Type: 
Earth & Planetary: Soils
Preservation Type: 
Sample Treatment: Dried
Storage Environment: Ambient controlled (indoors)
Access Eligibility and Rules: 
(empty)
LSID: 
(empty)
Cool URI: 
http://usfsc.grscicoll.org/cool/j6wy-52v3

Collection's Mailing Address

Mailing Address 1: 
USDA/NRCS Soil Survey Center
Mailing Address 2: 
100 Centennial Mall N, Room 152
Mailing Address 3: 
(empty)
City/Town: 
Lincoln
State/Province: 
NE
Postal/Zip Code: 
68508-3866
Country: 
USA

Collection Contact Information

Primary Contact: 
  • Created: 8 September 2016 - 10:04am EDT
  • Updated: 26 September 2016 - 2:20pm EDT
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