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Monthly Global Soil Respiration Database (MGRsD)

posted on 2021-02-23, 20:47 authored by Meredith Steele, Jinshi Jian
MGRsD is a database of collected soil respiration measurements from published studies at a global scale. The time interval of soil respiration is monthly. Only publications reported monthly, daily or diurnal soil respiration were included in this database, publication only reported yearly or seasonal soil respiration were excluded in this database. We make this database publicly available, intended to serve as a resource for scientific analysis and modeling. there are four files in the database. Table1: MGRsD, which holds a global monthly interval soil respiration and together with other 38 other ancillary measurements. Tables 2: Descriptions of database fields included for the MGRsD database’s main data file (Table 1). Table 3: The list publications that were digitized to generate MGRsD. Figure 1: Map of sites included in the MGRsD. How to cite this data: This data set is open, feel free to use it. No co-authorship is required. Please cite this database as: Jinshi J. and Steele M (2016) Monthly Global Soil Respiration Database (MGRsD). DOI: pending. How to contribute: We tried our best to collect as much publication as possible, but MGRsD still does not collect many sites at South hemisphere and Russia. There is a substantial publication in the Russian literature not currently in MGRsD database. We also assume there are many publications in French, Spanish and Portuguese, those data may cover study areas at south hemisphere, where our MGRsD have limited samples. If you find any soil respiration related publications which reported monthly, daily or diurnal soil respiration, and not collected by MGRsD, it will be great if you can share with us. You can upload the paper through this website or sent it to:



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