NRCS National Geospatial Development Center

The NGDC is a collaboration between the NRCS and WVU.

CESU Projects

External research projects funded through the CESU National Network are listed alphabetically by research area. Project descriptions and final reports will be available soon.

Digital Soil Mapping Applications
Digital Soil Mapping Software and Training
Dynamic (Use-Dependent) Soil Properties
Hydropedology / Use and Visualization of Soil Data


DIGITAL SOIL MAPPING APPLICATIONS

Advancing the Soil Map Analysis Program (SoilMAP) for Soil Survey
Dr. Jay Noller, Department of Crop and Soil Science, Oregon State University, 2006-2008.

Assessment of SoLIM Predictions of Soil Series and Depths to the Phosphorous-enriched Roundtree Formation over a Landscape Continuum
Drs. A-Xing Zhu and Jim Burt, Department of Geography, and Dr. Cynthia Stiles, Department of Soil Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005-2007.

Development of the Remote Area Soil Proxy Modeling Technique
Dr. Bruce Frazier, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, 2006-2008.

Digital Soil Mapping of Soil-Landscape Relationships and Soil Taxonomy in Organ Pipe National Monument, Arizona
Dr. Craig Rasmussen, Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science, University of Arizona, 2006-2008.

Digital Soil Mapping Operational Initiative – Mojave Desert Region
Dr. John Galbraith, Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, and Dr. Randy Wynne, Department of Forestry, Virginia Tech, 2007-2008.

Digitally-based Soil Phosphorus Enrichment Hazard Map
Dr. Cynthia Stiles, Department of Soil Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005-2006.

Enhancing the Pedogenic Understanding Raster Classification (PURC) Methodology and Maps: Arches, ASTER, and Attitudes
Dr. Janis Boettinger, Plant, Soils and Biometeorology Department, Utah State University, 2006-2008.

Multi-scale Terrain Analysis to Improve Soil Survey
Dr. Jim Thompson, Division of Plant and Soil Sciences, West Virginia University, 2005-2007.

Quantifying Basalt Rock Outcrop in NRCS Soil Map Units Using Landsat-5 Data
Dr. Nancy Glenn, Department of Geosciences, Idaho State University, 2007-2008.

Remote Sensing Supported Digital Soil Mapping in South Florida
Dr. Sabine Grunwald, Soil and Water Science Department, University of Florida, 2007-2008.
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DIGITAL SOIL MAPPING SOFTWARE AND TRAINING

Business Requirements for a Digital Soil Mapping Software
Drs. A-Xing Zhu and Jim Burt, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006-2007.

Development of an NRCS/NEDC-sponsored course: Remote Sensing for Soil Survey Applications
Dr. Janis Boettinger, Plant, Soils and Biometeorology Department, Utah State University, 2006-2007 (Joint project with West Virginia University and NRCS).

Development of an NRCS/NEDC-sponsored course: Remote Sensing for Soil Survey Applications
Dr. Tim Warner, Department of Geology and Geography, West Virginia University, 2006-2007 (Joint project with Utah State University and NRCS).
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DYNAMIC (USE-DEPENDENT) SOIL PROPERTIES

Linking Experimental and Soil Spectral Sensing for Prediction of Soil Carbon Pools and Carbon Sequestration at Landscape Scales-Phase 1
Drs. Sabine Grunwald and James Sickman, Soil and Water Science Department, University of Florida, 2005-2006.

Linking Experimental and Soil Spectral Sensing for Prediction of Soil Carbon Pools and Carbon Sequestration at Landscape Scales-Phase 2
Drs. Sabine Grunwald, James Sickman, and Nicholas Comerford, Soil and Water Science Department, University of Florida, 2006-2007.

National Soil Quality Assessment Project-A component of the Conservation Effects Assessment Project
Dr. Paul Mueller, Crop Science Department, North Carolina State University, 2006-2008 (Joint project with West Virginia University, NRCS-Soil Quality Team, and NGDC).
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HYDROPEDOLOGY

Field and Laboratory Investigation of Infiltration on Different Geomorphic Surfaces in a Watershed Under Different Land Uses
Dr. Thanos Papanicolaou, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa and Dr. Lee Burras, Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University, 2006-2008.

Order 1 Soil Survey, Landscape Attributes, Management-Dependent Soil Properties, and Simulation Modeling to Predict Seasonal Soil Saturation of Plinthic Soils in the Southeastern Coastal Plain
Dr. Joey Shaw, Department of Agronomy and Soils, Auburn University, 2006-2008 (Joint project with University of Georgia).

Order 1 Soil Survey, Landscape Attributes, Management-Dependent Soil Properties, and Simulation Modeling to Predict Seasonal Soil Saturation of Plinthic Soils in the Southeastern Coastal Plain
Dr. Larry West, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, University of Georgia, 2006-2008 (Joint project with Auburn University).

Seasonal Infiltration and Subsurface Water Dynamics across Benchmark Soil Catenas in Eastern West Virgina
Dr. Jim Thompson, Division of Plant and Soil Sciences, West Virginia University, 2005-2008.
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USE AND VISUALIZATION OF SOIL DATA

Assembling University Soil Characterization Data for the National Soil Characterization Database
University of Idaho.

Conservation Simulation and Visualization
Dr. Trevor Harris, Department of Geology and Geography, West Virginia University, 2005-2006.

Providing Data and Data Delivery Protocols to the Risk Management Agency
Dr. Jim Thompson, Division of Plant and Soil Sciences, West Virginia University, 2006-2008 (Joint project with NGDC, funded by the Risk Management Agency).

Scientific Visualization of the Genesis and Hydrology of a Loess Landscape in Southeastern Minnesota
Dr. Jay Bell, Department of Soil, Water, and Climate, University of Minnesota, 2006-2008.

Soil Survey Reports - Scanning Project
Dr. Jim Thompson, Division of Plant and Soil Sciences, West Virginia University, 2006-2008 (Joint project with NGDC).

Web-based National Land Resource Region (LRR) and Major Land Resource Area (MLRA) Interactive/Multimedia Tool to Complement the 2006 Agricultural Handbook 296 Publication
Dr. Doug Miller, Center for Environmental Informatics, Penn State University, 2006-2007.

Web-based National Soil Series Extent Mapping using Soil Data Mart, Soil Classification File, and Official Series Description Data Sources
Dr. Doug Miller, Center for Environmental Informatics, Penn State University, 2005-2006 (Joint project with NGDC).
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