Instruction on soil samples collection and preparation

Download the last version and the previous versions of the Instruction on Soil Samples collection and their preparation. This Instruction is based on the following ICOS protocols and documents:

  • Saby et al., 2016 “Soil carbon stocks”
  • Jolivet et al. 2016 “Volumetric sample for the determination of bulk density”. In “Manual for the French soil monitoring network”, version 1.1. Available upon request from INRA US 1106 InfoSol
  • ETC “Instructions_ECO_Spatial_sampling”
  • International Standard ISO-11074-2:1998 (Soil quality – Vocabulary – Part 2: terms and definitions relating to sampling)
  • Kruger et al,. 2016 “Calculating carbon changes in peat soils drained for forestry with four different profile-based methods”, For Ecol Manag, 381, 29-36, 10.1016/j.foreco.2016.09.006
  • WRB IUSS Working Group WRB, 2015 “World Reference Base for Soil Resources 2014, update 2015, International soil classification system for naming soils and creating legends for soil maps”. World Soil Resources Reports No. 106. FAO

and published in: under review

The Instruction document can be cited as:
Loustau, D., Jolivet, C., Lafont, S., Klumpp, K., Papale, D., & Arrouays, D. (2017). ICOS Ecosystem Instructions for Soil Samples Collection and Preparation (Version 20180322). ICOS Ecosystem Thematic Centre.

Instruction document history and download

Version Changes respect to the previous
Corrected the units of SUMWAl,s and WA30i,l,s (kg m-2), suggested to exclude Post Office as carrier for samples transportation. Clarified that metadata and correct labelling of samples are mandatory for the analysis. Other minor textual editing.
20170530 Explained labeling of soil bags, correction of wrong reference to annexes.
20170421 First version

doi: 10.18160/k3yc-td6h

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