Particle size data layer used in the creation of Land Environments of New Zealand (LENZ) classification. The classification layers have been made publicly available by the Ministry for the Environment (see data.mfe.govt.nz/layers/?q=LENZ for to access these layers).
The data defines the average particle size based on the soil information (from the NZLRI) and the mapped parent material. This particle size data layer is differentiated into five classes, silt and clay (Class 1), Sand (2), Gravel (3), Coarse to very coarse gravel (4), Boulders to massive (5). The class defined as "0" signifies areas where there are no soil attributes recorded (i.e. high peaks of the Southern Alps).
Additional details such as discussion about the accuracy and reliability of the LENZ soil layers and the technical definitions of the categories in this layer are defined in the attached LENZ Technical Guide.
|1.||LENZ Technical Guide||3.17 MB||
|Category||Environment > Lithosphere > Pedosphere > Soil > Soil texture|
|Tags||Land, Soil, Downloadable Data, Particle Size, LENZ, New Zealand, Soil Fertility|
|Metadata||Dublin Core, ISO 19115/19139|
|Services||Raster Query API, Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed|