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Natural Resources and Environmental Studies

Maps

Map of the Soils of Brazil

The map identifies and brings charts of the different kinds of soils found in Brazil. It gathers information and knowledge accumulated throughout more than 50 years of the science of soils in Brazil and, for the first time, uses the terms and specifications recommended by the Brazilian System of Soil Classification – SBCS of Embrapa (1999), which represents an advanced level of technical and scientific knowledge on the tropical soils achieved by the Brazilian scientific community. This map was made on the basis of exploratory data about soils researched by the RadamBrasil Project throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s, with the complementation of other more detailed studies on soils carried out mainly by Embrapa and IBGE.