Dataset : Worldwide distribution of continental rock lithology



Philippe Amiotte Suchet (2003): Worldwide distribution of continental rock lithology. Laboratoire Biogéosciences (UMR 6282). FR-18008901306731-2016-08-30-03

General metadata

Identifier : local : FR-18008901306731-2016-08-30-03
Description :
Global map of the main rock types exposed on the continental areas (present day).
This map has been constructed and digitized from synthetic lithological and soil maps published by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO-UNESCO) for each continent, and from additional other sources. The resolution is one by one degree. Six different rock types are distinguished: sands and sandstones, carbonate rocks, shales, plutonic and metamorphic rocks, acid volcanic rocks, basalts.
Disciplines :
geochemistry & geophysics (sciences of the universe), geosciences, multidisciplinary (sciences of the universe)
Keywords :

Dates :
Data acquisition : from 1993 to 2003
Data provision : 1 Jan 2003
Metadata record :
Creation : 30 Aug 2016

Update periodicity : no update
Language : English (eng)
Audience : University: master, Research, Informal Education


Spatial coverage :

Administrative metadata

Data creatorAffiliation
Philippe Amiotte SuchetBiogéosciences (FRA)
Publisher : Laboratoire Biogéosciences (UMR 6282)
Science contact : Philippe Amiotte Suchet website e-mail
Computing contact : Philippe Amiotte Suchet website e-mail
Access : restricted
Access details :
To access the data, please contact the scientific data manager.

Technical metadata

Data acquisition methods :
  • Derived or compiled data :
    Compilation et interprétation de données cartographiques à l'échelle continentale d'origines multiples (cartes géologiques, pédologiques, lithologiques,...) puis digitalisation pour l'ensemble des surfaces continentales à la résolution de 1 degré par 1 degré
Datatype : Dataset


  • Worldwide distribution of continental rock lithology: Implications for the atmospheric/soil CO2 uptake by continental weathering and alkalinity river transport to the oceans (doi:10.1029/2002GB001891)
Terms of use