A synthesis dataset of permafrost for the Qinghai-Xizang (Tibet) Plateau, China (2002-2018)

A synthesis dataset of permafrost for the Qinghai-Xizang (Tibet) Plateau, China (2002-2018)

The Qinghai Tibet Plateau is known as "the third pole of the Earth". The long-term and large-scale observation data of permafrost is of great significance to understand the changes and effects of Permafrost on the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau (QXP). Especially in such a cold and anoxic area, the extreme shortage of data resources greatly limits the development, improvement and validation of various remote sensing inversion algorithms, as well as the earth system simulation and scientific research of the QXP. In the past few decades, our research team has established a synthesis network in the permafrost region of the QXP. For the first time, the database systematically integrates the long-time series observation data of 6 automatic meteorological stations, 12 active layer sites and 84 boreholes. In the process of data collection and processing, all observation data have been strictly controlled. The data set will be released to scientists with multi-disciplinary backgrounds (e.g., cryosphere, hydrology, ecology and meteorology), which will greatly promote the validation, development and improvement of hydrological model, land surface process model and climate model of the QXP.

File naming and required software

File naming: the data of automatic weather station, soil moisture and temperature of active layer and borehole temperature are stored in Excel format, and the file names are “Meteorological dataset.xlsx”, "Active layer of ground temperature.xlsx", "Active layer of soil moisture.xlsx" and“Ground temperature dataset.xlsx”.
Data reading mode: all the table files in the data set can be opened with EXCEL program, and the main contents are site, date and observation element values of different depths.

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Zhao, L., Hu, G., Zou, D., Wu, T., Du, E., Liu, G., Xiao, Y., Li, R., Pang, Q., Qiao, Y., Wu, X., Sun, Z., Xing, Z., Sheng, Y., Zhao, Y., Shi, J., Xie, C., Wang, L., Wang, C., Cheng, G. (2021). A synthesis dataset of permafrost for the Qinghai-Xizang (Tibet) Plateau, China (2002-2018). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, DOI: 10.11888/Geocry.tpdc.271107. CSTR: 18406.11.Geocry.tpdc.271107. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

Related Literatures:

1. Zhao, L., Zou, D.F., Hu, G.J., Wu, T.H., Du, E.J., Liu, G.Y., Xiao, Y., Li, R., Pang, Q.Q., Qiao, Y.P., Wu, X.D., Sun, Z., Xing, Z.P., Sheng, Y., Zhao, Y.H., Shi, J.Z., Xie, C.W., Wang, L.X., Wang, C., & Cheng, G.D. (2021). A synthesis dataset of permafrost thermal state for the Qinghai-Xizang (Tibet) Plateau, China. Earth Syst. Sci. Data. 13, 4207–4218. doi: 10.5194/essd-13-4207-2021.( View Details | Bibtex)

2. Zhao, L., Zou, D., & Hu, G., et al. (2020). Changing climate and the permafrost environment on the Qinghai–Tibet (Xizang) plateau. Permafrost and Periglac Process. 31, 396–405. https://doi.org/10.1002/ppp.2056( View Details | Download | Bibtex)

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Support Program

Second Tibetan Plateau Scientific Expedition Program

the Second Tibetan Plateau Scientific Expedition and Research (STEP) program, China (No:2019QZKK0201)

the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No:41931180,42071094)

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Geographic coverage
East: 99.50 West: 77.58
South: 31.82 North: 37.75
  • Temporal resolution: Daily
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  • File size: 4 MB
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  • Access: Open Access
  • Temporal coverage: 2002-01-01 To 2018-12-31
  • Updated time: 2021-09-15
: Zhao Lin   Hu Guojie   Zou Defu   Wu Tonghua   Du Erji   Liu Guangyue   Xiao Yao   Li Ren   Pang Qiangqiang   Qiao Yongping   Wu Xiaodong   Sun Zhe   Xing Zangping   Sheng Yu   Zhao Yonghua   Shi Jianzong   Xie Changwei   Wang Lingxiao   Wang Chong   Cheng Guodong  

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