Observational datasets of Pan-Third Pole

Brief Introduction: The high-cold regions in China include the Qinghai Tibetan Plateau, and the alpine regions of Gansu, Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang, with a total area of about 2.9 million square kilometers. Due to the complexity of topography and geomorphology, the worldwide researches more and more focus on the surface processes of the Qinghai Tibetan Plateau and its adjacent areas. The High-cold Region Observation and Research Network for Land Surface Processes & Environment of China (HORN) has gradually formed. It integrates 17 stations of Chinese Academy of Sciences, for long term observations and researches of land surface processes, including glaciers, permafrost, lades, alpine ecosystem in the high-cold regions of China. It provides a platform support for integrated researches of earth system, through condensation of scientific problems, integration of monitoring resources, improvement of observation capability and level, long-term continuous monitoring of surface processes and environmental changes in cold regions. It also provides data support for revealing the law of climate change and water resources formation and transformation in the headwaters of big rivers, exploring the changes of ecosystem structure and service function, grasping the mechanism of natural disasters such as ice and snow freezing and thawing, and promoting the sustainable development of regional economy and society, etc. A network integrated center is set up to organize research and carry out the specific implementation of network construction. It consists of an office, an observation technology service group and a data integration management group. The participating units of HORN should sign construction/research contracts in order to implement contract-based management, perform all tasks in the contracts and accept the examination and acceptance of the network organization. The network construction should give priority to scientific research, coordinated development, relatively balanced allocation of infrastructure and observation instruments, and free sharing of data within the network. For the principle of sharing and opening, the observatories of the network are open to the whole country. The network cooperates with relevant units through consultation, agreement or contract according to specific tasks and costs; the original observation data are gradually shared based on the principle of first the network, then the department and then the society. The network carries out planned and coordinated cooperation with foreign scientific research institutions and universities, which can improve the level of network observation and expand the content of observation through the cooperation. The HORN is managed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences in the allocation of funds and resources.

Number of Datasets: 65

  • The receiver function data of the Southern Station of the ANTILOPE-1 Array (2006-2007)

    The receiver function data of the Southern Station of the ANTILOPE-1 Array (2006-2007)

    The data set mainly includes P-wave and S-wave receiver functions calculated from the waveform data collected at the southern station of the ANTILOPE-1 array, which is located in the western part of the Tibetan Plateau. This array was established by the Antelope Project of the International Lithosphere Exploration Research Program in the Tibetan Plateau. The pulse deconvolution method was applied to the time domain to calculate the receiver function. All of the receiver function data were visually inspected to remove low-quality records that were significantly different from the majority of the receiver functions. The data set was compressed into a zip format file containing two folders: ANTILOPE-1-PRF and ANTILOPE-1-SRF, where PRF and SRF represent the P-wave receiver function and the S-wave receiver function, respectively. All P-wave and S-wave receiver function data were placed in the corresponding folders. The data are mainly used to investigate the lithospheric structure and reveal the deep dynamics of plateau uplift.

    2019-09-11 383 6 View Details

  • The observation dataset of the Muztagh Ata hydrological station (2013-2017)

    The observation dataset of the Muztagh Ata hydrological station (2013-2017)

    The observation data set of the Muztagh Ata hydrological station recorded the water level data of Lake Karakuri and Qiaodumake in the Muztag Ata area, and the ice condition and water quality data of Lake Karakuri (e.g., water temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, redox potential, and conductivity). The ice condition data were manually measured, including observational data from November 30,2013, to March 26, 2016, which recorded the observational data for each week during December to the next March from 2013 to 2015 (the data collection period sometimes would change due to weather and other reasons); water quality parameter was measured using Hydrolab DS5, including measured data on 2013-07-20, 2014-07-15, 2014-08-28, 2014-09-14, 2015-07-11, and 2015-09-18; water level data were automatically measured by HOBO water level collector, and they included daily measurement records of Lake Karakuri from July 1, 2013, to October 13, 2015, and Qiaodumake from June 3,2013, to September 2, 2015. The data were collected digitally and automatically, and the data set was processed by forming a continuous time sequence after quality controlling the raw data. Observation and collection of the data were performed in strict accordance with the instrument operating specifications. Some obvious error data were removed, and missing data were represented by spaces. Qiaodumake water level collection location: E 75°00.149′, N 38°17.375′, 4130 m Lake Karakuri measuring point location: E 75°02.286′, N 38°26.209′, 3650 m Water level data: Time, Water level, unit: cm Ice condition data: Time, Ice thickness, unit: cm Water quality data: Time, Depth, unit: m Temperature, unit: °C PH, unit: pH Redox potential, unit: mV Photon flux density, unit: μmol/(m2 s) Dissolved oxygen, unit: mg/l

    2019-09-11 425 10 View Details

  • Monthly standard weather station dataset in Sanjiangyuan (1957-2015)

    Monthly standard weather station dataset in Sanjiangyuan (1957-2015)

    Monthly meteorological data of Sanjiangyuan includes 32 national standard meteorological stations. There are 26 variables: average local pressure, extreme maximum local pressure, date of extreme maximum local pressure, extreme minimum local pressure, date of extreme minimum local pressure, average temperature, extreme maximum temperature, date of extreme maximum temperature, extreme minimum temperature and date of extreme minimum temperature, average temperature anomaly, average maximum temperature, average minimum temperature, sunshine hours, percentage of sunshine, average relative humidity, minimum relative humidity, date of occurrence of minimum relative humidity, precipitation, days of daily precipitation >=0.1mm, maximum daily precipitation, date of maximum daily precipitation, percentage of precipitation anomaly, average wind speed, maximum wind speed, date of maximum wind speed, maximum wind speed, wind direction of maximum wind speed, wind direction of maximum wind speed and occurrence date of maximum wind speed. The data format is txt, named by the site ID, and each file has 26 columns. The names and units of each column are explained in the SURF_CLI_CHN_MUL_MON_readme.txt file. site_id lat lon elv name_cn 52754 37.33 100.13 8301.50 Gangcha 52833 36.92 98.48 7950.00 Wulan 52836 36.30 98.10 3191.10 Dulan 52856 36.27 100.62 2835.00 Qiapuqia 52866 36.72 101.75 2295.20 Xining 52868 36.03 101.43 2237.10 Guizhou 52908 35.22 93.08 4612.20 Wudaoliang 52943 35.58 99.98 3323.20 Xinghai 52955 35.58 100.75 8120.00 Guinan 52974 35.52 102.02 2491.40 Tongren 56004 34.22 92.43 4533.10 Togton He 56018 32.90 95.30 4066.40 Zaduo 56021 34.13 95.78 4175.00 Qumalai 56029 33.02 97.02 3681.20 Yushu 56033 34.92 98.22 4272.30 Maduo 56034 33.80 97.13 4415.40 Qingshui River 56038 32.98 98.10 9200.00 Shiqu 56043 34.47 100.25 3719.00 Guoluo 56046 33.75 99.65 3967.50 Dari 56065 34.73 101.60 8500.00 Henan 56067 33.43 101.48 3628.50 Jiuzhi 56074 34.00 102.08 3471.40 Maqu 56080 35.00 102.90 2910.00 Hezuo 56106 31.88 93.78 4022.80 Suo County 56116 31.42 95.60 3873.10 Dingqing 56125 32.20 96.48 3643.70 Nangqian 56128 31.22 96.60 3810.00 Leiwuqi 56137 31.15 97.17 3306.00 Changdu 56151 32.93 100.75 8530.00 Banma 56152 32.28 100.33 8893.90 Seda

    2019-05-28 769 27 View Details

  • Meteorological data of surface environment and observation network in China's cold region (2014-2017)

    Meteorological data of surface environment and observation network in China's cold region (2014-2017)

    1) Data content (including elements and meanings): 17 stations in the Alpine Network 2014-2018 Tibetan Plateau meteorological observation data set (temperature, precipitation, wind direction, relative humidity, air pressure, radiation and evaporation) 2) Data source and processing method: 17 stations of HORN, field observation Excel format 3) Data quality description: site day resolution 4) Data application results and prospects: Based on the long-term observation data of the 17 stations of HORN, establish a series of data series of meteorological, hydrological and ecological elements in the Pan-Earth region; Strengthen observation and sample and sample verification, and complete the inversion of meteorological elements, lake water quantity and water quality, aboveground vegetation biomass, glacier and frozen soil changes; based on Internet of Things technology, develop multi-station networked meteorological, hydrological, The ecological data management platform realizes real-time acquisition and remote control and sharing of networked data.

    2019-05-07 1365 57 View Details

  • Observation Data from Glacier and Hydrological Stations in the Parlung Zangbo River Basin in Southeastern Tibet (2007-2008)

    Observation Data from Glacier and Hydrological Stations in the Parlung Zangbo River Basin in Southeastern Tibet (2007-2008)

    This data set contains observation data from glacier and hydrological stations in the Parlung Zangbo River Basin in southeastern Tibet. The data include measurements of the runoff from Parlung Glacier No. 4 and 24K Glacier. These monthly mean data therefore represent two different types of glaciers (debris-free and debris-covered glaciers). Observation instruments: Propeller Flow Velocity Meter (LS1206B), HOBO water level data logger. Parlung Glacier No. 4: Longitude: 96°55.19′; Latitude: 29°13.57′; Elevation: 4650 m. 24K Glacier: Longitude: 95°43.81′; Latitude: 29°45.41′; Elevation: 3800 m. The data contains two fields: Field 1: Date Field 2: Runoff, m³/s

    2019-04-18 403 13 View Details