Dan Oancea

"The SOIL Action (22004) of the Joint Research Centre’s Land Management and Natural Hazards Unit (H07) has just completed a comprehensive three year collaborative project to collate information on soil in northern latitudes.

The 144 pages atlas is the result of a three-year collaborative project with partners from northern EU countries, as well as Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Canada, the USA and Russia and gives a detailed overview of circumpolar soil resources relevant also to agriculture, forest management, water management, land use planning, infrastructure and housing and energy transport networks. In a clear style, the atlas describes the origin and major characteristics of the different soil types that can be found in this environment. The atlas is a visually stunning publication using striking maps, informative texts and dramatic photographs to explain and illustrate the great diversity of soils in northern landscapes..."

The Atlas could also help you in understanding Arctic soils, permafrost and the ice-rock interaction and also in the planning of any type of Northern exploration campaign (from soil sampling to logistics, geotechnics, safety and environment).

Get a free/pdf copy from here (318Mb) - Soil Atlas of the Northern Circumpolar Region