Soil Name Table (SNT)

Filename

soil_name_REGION_v1

Description

The Soil Name Table (SNT) contains general information for all soils in the NSDB.

Contents

Contents of dataset: soil_name_REGION_v1
Field Name Type Width Description
1 PROVINCE string 2 Province Code
2 SOILNAME string 24 Soil Name
3 SOIL_CODE string 3 Soil Code
4 MODIFIER string 3 Soil Code Modifier
5 LU string 1 Land Use flag
6 KIND string 1 Kind of Surface Material
7 WATERTBL string 2 Water Table Characteristics
8 ROOTRESTRI string 1 Soil layer that restricts root growth
9 RESTR_TYPE string 2 Type of root restricting layer
10 DRAINAGE string 2 Soil Drainage Class
11 PMTEX1 string 2 Parent material texture - first (uppermost)
12 PMTEX2 string 2 Parent material texture - second
13 PMTEX3 string 2 Parent material texture - third
14 PMCALC1 string 2 Parent material chemical property - first (uppermost)
15 PMCALC2 string 2 Parent material chemical property - second 
16 PMCALC3 string 2 Parent material chemical property - third 
17 MDEP1 string 4 Mode of deposition - first (uppermost)
18 MDEP2 string 4 Mode of deposition - second
19 MDEP3 string 4 Mode of deposition - third
20 ORDER string 2 Soil Order (2nd edition)
21 S_GROUP string 4 Soil Subgroup (2nd edition)
22 G_GROUP string 3 Soil Great Group (2nd edition)
23 ORDER3 string 2 Soil Order (3rd edition)
24 S_GROUP3 string 5 Soil Subgroup (3rd edition)
25 G_GROUP3 string 3 Soil Great Group (3rd edition)
26 PROFILE string 25 Linkage key to the Detail II (pedon) File
27 SOILKEY string 9 Soil Name Identifier

Relationships

  • There is one SNT table per province.
  • A record in this file is unique with respect to SOILKEY.
  • This file is linked to the SLT table by SOILKEY.
  • The link to the SLT table can be altered using the LU field.