Articles | Volume 4, issue 3
SOIL, 4, 173–193, 2018

Special issue: Regional perspectives and challenges of soil organic carbon...

SOIL, 4, 173–193, 2018

Original research article 01 Aug 2018

Original research article | 01 Aug 2018

No silver bullet for digital soil mapping: country-specific soil organic carbon estimates across Latin America

Mario Guevara et al.

Model code and software

DSM-LAC/NoSilverBulletOnDSM: No Silver Bullets – raw code, M. Guevara, G. F. Olmedo, and R. Vargas

Short summary
We provide a reproducible multi-modeling approach for SOC mapping across Latin America on a country-specific basis as required by the Global Soil Partnership of the United Nations. We identify key prediction factors for SOC across each country. We compare and test different methods to generate spatially explicit predictions of SOC and conclude that there is no best method on a quantifiable basis.