Paleomagnetic and Paleoclimatic data sets of Dahonggou section in Qaidam Basin, China

1) Data content:

Paleomagnetic data, magnetic index data, major element percentage data and chemical weathering index can establish the paleomagnetic age framework of the Dahonggou section and restore the precipitation change and chemical weathering history in geological history.

2) Data sources and processing methods

The data source is experimental data.

Paleomagnetic data: a cylindrical sample of 2x2x2cm was drilled with a small gasoline drill and measured with a low-temperature superconducting magnetometer in a magnetic shielding room.

Magnetic data: the samples collected in the field were ground into fine particles by mortar and put into 2x2x2 non-magnetic plastic box, and tested by kappa bridge susceptibility meter, pulse magnetometer and rotating magnetometer.

Mass percentage content and chemical weathering index data of major elements in the whole sample and particle size fraction: firstly, the whole sample and particle size fraction sample were pretreated with acetic acid and hydrogen peroxide to remove carbonate and organic matter, and then pressed into a round cake with a diameter of about 4cm and a thickness of about 8mm by a pressure apparatus, and finally XRF fluorescence analysis was carried out.

3) Data quality

The sample collection and experimental processing are carried out according to strict standards, and the data quality is reliable.

4) Data application achievements and Prospects

Three SCI papers were published using this set of data, one of which is Ni.

Data file naming and use method

The file is named by location and data content, such as dhgpmag, where DHG represents the sampling location of Dahonggou section and pmag represents paleomagnetic data.
Open it in Excel and you can use the data.

Required Data Citation View Data Cite Help About Data Citation
Cite as:

NIE Junsheng. Paleomagnetic and Paleoclimatic data sets of Dahonggou section in Qaidam Basin, China. National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2021. doi: 10.11888/Paleoenv.tpdc.271123. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

Related Literatures:

1. Nie, J. S., Ren, X. P., Saylor, J. E., Su, Q. D., Horton, B. K., Bush, M. A., Chen, W. H., & Pfaff, K. (2019). Magnetic polarity stratigraphy, provenance, and paleoclimate analysis of Cenozoic strata in the Qaidam Basin, NE Tibetan Plateau. GSA Bulletin, 132, 310-320.( View Details | Download | Bibtex)

2. Ren, X. P., Nie, J. S., Saylor, J. E., Wang, X. X., Liu, F. B., Horton, B. K. (2020). Temperature Control on Silicate Weathering Intensity and Evolution of the Neogene East Asian Summer Monsoon. Geophysical Research Letters, 47(15).( View Details | Download | Bibtex)

3. Ren, X. P., Nie, J. S., Saylor, J. E., Li, H., Bush, M. A., Horton, B. K. (2019). Provenance Control on Chemical Weathering Index of Fluvio-Lacustrine Sediments: Evidence From the Qaidam Basin, NE Tibetan Plateau. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 20, 3216-3224.( View Details | Download | Bibtex)

Using this data, the data citation is required to be referenced and the related literatures are suggested to be cited.

Support Program

Second Tibetan Plateau Scientific Expedition Program

User Limit

To respect the intellectual property rights, protect the rights of data authors,expand servglacials of the data center, and evaluate the application potential of data, data users should clearly indicate the source of the data and the author of the data in the research results generated by using the data (including published papers, articles, data products, and unpublished research reports, data products and other results). For re-posting (second or multiple releases) data, the author must also indicate the source of the original data.

Example of acknowledgement statement is included below: The data set is provided by National Tibetan Plateau Data Center (

License: This work is licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Related Resources

Sign In to add comments

Download Follow
Geographic coverage
East: 95.90 West: 95.80
South: 37.29 North: 37.33
  • Temporal resolution: 1000 year < x
  • Spatial resolution: 1km - 10km
  • File size: 0.6 MB
  • Browse count: 41 Times
  • Apply count: 0 Times
  • Share mode: online
  • Temporal coverage: 2016-12-01 To 2020-12-31
  • Updated time: 2021-01-06
Contact Information
: NIE Junsheng  

Distributor: National Tibetan Plateau Data Center


Export metadata