Reconstruction data set of mass balance of seven glaciers in Qinghai Tibet Plateau (1975-2013)

The data set includes the mass balances of Hailuogou Glacier, Parlung No.94 Glacier, Qiyi glacier, Xiaodongkemadi Glacier, Muztagh No.15 Glacier, Meikuang Glacier and NM551 Glacier in the Qinghai Tibet Plateau from 1975 to 2013. Based on several mass balance observations collected from World Glacier Inventory ( and The Third Pole Environment Database (, doi:10.11888/GlaciologyGeocryology.tpe.96.db) by Tandong Yao and the meteorological data obtained from Global Land Assimilation System (GLDAS), the mass balances of the above seven glaciers from 1975 to 2013 are reconstructed by using the glacier material balance calculation formula. This reconstruction data is based on the published glacier material balance data to calibrate the parameters in the glacier material balance formula, and to reconstruct the long-time series material balance by using the glacier material balance formula, in which the parameter calibration results and the reconstruction results of the long-time series data are compared with the relevant research results, demonstrating the rationality of the data results Please refer to the following papers. The data can be used to study the change of water resources in the glacial region, expand the data set of Glacier Mass Balance in the Qinghai Tibet Plateau, and provide reference for the future research of Glacier Mass Balance reconstruction.

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QTP_Glacier MB.xlsx; The data is stored in an Excel file, in which the row is year by year and the column represents mass balance sequences.

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LIU Xiaowan. Reconstruction data set of mass balance of seven glaciers in Qinghai Tibet Plateau (1975-2013). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2020. doi: 10.11888/Glacio.tpdc.270382. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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1.Dyurgerov, M., Meier, M. & Armstrong, R. (2002, updated 2005). Glacier Mass Balance and Regime Measurements and Analysis, 1945-2003, Version 1. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. (View Details )

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Geographic coverage
East: 101.93 West: 75.06
South: 29.58 North: 39.23
  • Temporal resolution: Yearly
  • Spatial resolution: 1º-10º
  • File size: 0.0117 MB
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  • Temporal coverage: 1975-01-01 To 2013-12-31
  • Updated time: 2020-04-11
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