Encyclopedia of Soil Science

2008 Edition
| Editors: Ward Chesworth

Classification of Soils: World Reference Base (WRB) for soil resources

  • Ward Chesworth
  • Marta Camps Arbestain
  • Felipe Macías
  • Otto Spaargaren
  • Otto Spaargaren
  • Y. Mualem
  • H. J. Morel‐Seytoux
  • William R. Horwath
  • G. Almendros
  • Ward Chesworth
  • Paul R. Grossl
  • Donald L. Sparks
  • Otto Spaargaren
  • Rhodes W. Fairbridge
  • Arieh Singer
  • Hari Eswaran
  • Erika Micheli
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-3995-9_104
In 1998, the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) adopted the World Reference Base for Soil Resources (WRB) as the official system for international correlation of soils. In addition, the WRB is the accepted common scheme of soil databases and maps of the European Union (see Figure C37).
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Bibliography

  1. Deckers, J., Driessen, P., Nachtergaele, F., and Spaargaren, O., 2002. World reference base for soil resources – in a nutshell. In Micheli, E., et al., eds., Soil Classification 2001. (EUR 20398 EN). Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities.European Soil Bureau.Google Scholar
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  6. The WRB and related documents are available online: http://www.fao.org/ag/agl/agll/wrb/.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ward Chesworth
  • Marta Camps Arbestain
  • Felipe Macías
  • Otto Spaargaren
  • Otto Spaargaren
  • Y. Mualem
  • H. J. Morel‐Seytoux
  • William R. Horwath
  • G. Almendros
  • Ward Chesworth
  • Paul R. Grossl
  • Donald L. Sparks
  • Otto Spaargaren
  • Rhodes W. Fairbridge
  • Arieh Singer
  • Hari Eswaran
  • Erika Micheli

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