Precipitation stable isotopes (2H and 18O) are adequately understood on their climate controls in the Tibetan Plateau, especially the north of Himalayas via about 30 years’ studies. However, knowledge of controls on precipitation stable isotopes in Nepal (the south of Himalayas), is still far from sufficient. This study described the intra-seasonal and annual variations of precipitation stable isotopes at Kathmandu, Nepal from 10 May 2016 to 21 September 2018 and analysed the possible controls on precipitation stable isotopes. All samples are located in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal (27 degrees north latitude, 85 degrees east longitude), with an average altitude of about 1400 m. Combined with the meteorological data from January 1, 2001 to September 21, 2018, the values of precipitation (P), temperature (T) and relative humidity (RH) are given.
1) This data includes the basic meteorological data of Kathmandu center for research and education,CAS-TU in 2019; the parameters are: temperature ℃, relative humidity%, atmospheric pressure kPa, precipitation mm, radiation w / m2, wind speed M / s. Table 2 is a description of the weather station, including the geographical location and underlying surface. 2) Data sources and processing methods: the data are from the hourly data of Kathmandu science and education center, Chinese Academy of Sciences, daily average of temperature, air pressure, radiation and wind speed, and daily sum of rainfall. 3) Data quality description: among these parameters, the quality of air pressure data is poor, and there are many missing data due to instrument failure from June to August in 2019 4) Compared with the data of different regions in South Asia, the meteorological data can be used for postgraduates and scientists with atmospheric science, hydrology, climatology, physical geography and ecology.
The meteorological field is located at 3200m above sea level in Pailugou watershed of Qilian Mountain, which belongs to the high mountain forest line zone, the ecotone of Picea crassifolia forest and alpine shrub. This data set includes precipitation, air temperature, radiation, wind speed, etc., with units are mm, ℃, W/m^2 and m/s respectively. The date of data recording is from June 2012 to October 2013, in which the temperature data is partially missing due to the instrument.