Brief Introduction: Pan-third-polar environmental change and green silk road construction

Number of Datasets: 612

  • The desertification risk map in Central-Western Asia (2015)

    The gridded desertification risk data in Central-Western Asia was calculated based on the environmentally sensitive area index (ESAI) methodology. The ESAI approach incorporates soil, vegetation, climate and management quality and is one of the most widely used approaches for monitoring desertification risk. Based on the ESAI framework, fourteen indicators were chosen to consider four quality domains. Each quality index was calculated from several indicator parameters. The value of each parameter was categorized into several classes, the thresholds of which were determined according to previous studies. Then, sensitivity scores between 1 (lowest sensitivity) and 2 (highest sensitivity) were assigned to each class based on the importance of the class’ role in land sensitivity to desertification and the relationships of each class to the onset of the desertification process or irreversible degradation. A more comprehensive description of how the indicators are related to desertification risk and scores is provided in the studies of Kosmas (Kosmas et al., 2013; Kosmas et al., 1999). The main indicator datasets were acquired from the Harmonized World Soil Database of the Food and Agriculture Organization, Climate Change Initiative (CCI) land cover of the European Space Agency and NOAA’s Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) data. The raster datasets of all parameters were resampled to 1km and temporally assembled to the yearly values. Despite the difficulty of validating a composite index, two indirect validations of desertification risk were conducted according to the spatial and temporal comparison of ESAI values, including a quantitative analysis of the relationship between the ESAI and land use change between sparse vegetation and grasslands and a quantitative analysis of the relationship between the ESAI and net primary production (NPP). The verification results indicated that the desertification risk data is reliable in Central-Western Asia.

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  • MODIS 250-meter forest coverage data over Pan-third 18 key nodes (2000-2016)

    MODIS 250-meter forest coverage is a key parameter that accurately reflects the overall coverage of forests. Forests serve as special “transformation” roles in lithosphere, biosphere, soil circles and the atmosphere, to assess the global carbon balance of ecosystems and Regional contributions and responses provide the foundation.Currently, MODIS satellite data products are an important source of data for inversion of forest cover.With 18 key nodes as the research area, based on the MOD44B data from 2000 to 2016, the forest coverage data of different regions were tailored and estimated, and the MODIS 250-meter forest coverage data of key nodes in 2000-2016 was obtained.

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  • NDVI 16-Day 250m dataset in Xinjiang provice (2000-2017)

    1. Data source: MODIS/Terra Vegetation Indices 16-day L3 Global 250m SIN Grid V006 products (2000-2017) Download address 2. Data name: (1) resize is automatically generated in the batch cropping process, which means that it has been extracted by mask and the data range after processing is xinjiang provice; (2) seven digits represent the time of data acquisition, the first four digits are years, and the last three digits are days of the year.For example, "2000049" means that the year of data acquisition is 2000 and the specific time is the 49th day of that year. (3) 250m represents the ground resolution, i.e. 250 meters; (4) 16_days represents the time resolution, that is, 16 days; (5) NDVI represents data type, namely normalized vegetation index; 3. Data time range: 2000049-2017353, data interval of 16 days; 4..Tif file and.hdr file . Tif file is the original NDVI data with the same name. HDR file is the mask data that supports normal use of. 5. To analyze the ecological effects of cryosphere

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  • Lithology description of a 400 m-thick Paleocene strata borehole in the Xiaojinggu area, Yunnan

    The most complete Early Cenozoic strata in the Simao Basin are located in Xiaojinggu Town, Jinggu County, which mainly includes the sedimentary strata of the Mengyejing Formation, the Denghei Formation and the Mengla Formation. Due to the tectonic uplifting of the mountain in the late Cenozoic, the syncline structure caused the top of the Mengyejing Formation, the Denghei Formation and the Mengla Formation to be exposed to the surface. However, a complete sedimentary profile containing the middle and lower part of the Mengyejing Formation could not be obtained due to vegetation cover and village construction. The chronological study of sedimentary strata in the Simao Basin is mainly concentrated in the Mengyejing Formation with potassium salt. However, there still has significant controversy about the deposition time of this group at this stage. Recently, a continuous and complete high-resolution sequence (361.86 m in thickness) of the Mengyejing Formation was obtained through the continuous drilling. Among them, the Mengyejing Formation (0-353.3 m) is mainly a set of purple-red muddy silt and mudstone combination, while the underlying Mangang Formation (353.3-361.86 m) is a set of gray-white sandstone.

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  • Lithology description of a 300m-thick Oligocene borehole strata in the Qujing area, Yunnan

    The thick Cenozoic sediments deposited in Yunnan are ideal achieves used to explore the history of local deformation process affected by the collision of the Indian-Eurasian plate as well as the evolution of the Indian monsoon in the Cenozoic. However, due to the lack of precise age control, the early Neogene strata in Yunnan are poorly constrained. The Qujing Basin in the northern part of Yunnan Province preserves thick and continuous Cenozoic sediments, which can be divided into the Xiaotun Formation, the Caijiachong Formation and the Ciying Formation from bottom to top. Through the combination of the field outcrop profile and the borehole core, the research team obtained the stratified stratum of the Xiaotun Formation and the Caijiachong Formation with a total thickness of 251 m in the Qujing Basin. The U-Pb geochronology of the top volcanic tuff layer (35.49 ± 0.78 Ma), Caijiachong mammal fossil group (late Eocene) as well as magnetic stratigraphy collectively reveals that the age at the bottom of the Xiaotun Formation is 46.2 Ma, the top of the Caijiachong Formation should be < 36.2 Ma, and the epoch line of the two groups is 41.2 Ma. However, due to the weak influence of tectonic activities in the late Cenozoic and the small deformation of the formation, the terrain in the middle of the basin is relatively flat, resulting in the inability to obtain the top of the continuous Caijiachong Formation and the upper Ciying Formation samples. A total of 320.1 meter core covering the entire Ciying Formation and the Caijiachong Formation was obtained through the continuous drilling mission carried out in the center of the basin. Among them, the overall lithology of the core of the Ciying Formation (0-216.3 m) is dominated by gray mudstone and siltstone, and several layers of coal seams are intercalated; while the lower Caijiachong Formation (216.3-305.5 m) is grayish and grayish green mudstone. The lithology of the Xiaotun Formation (305.5-320.1 m) is mainly dominated by red mudstone.

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  • Glacier temperature dataset of Xiaodong Kemadi (2012-2015)

    This is the daily temperature observation data set of 6 points in Xiaodong Kemadi, 4 points in Yangbajing, and 4 points in Hariqin during 2012-2015.

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  • Water quality slope data of Co Ngoin Lake (2017)

    The data set includes the vertical profile of water quality and the multi-parameter data of surface water quality of Selincho Lake during the investigation of the sources of rivers and lakes from June to July of 2017. The main water quality parameters measured are dissolved oxygen, conductivity, pH, water temperature, etc. YSI EXO2 water quality multi-parameter measuring instrument is calibrated according to lake surface elevation and local pressure before each measurement. The time interval of measurement is set at 0.25s, and the speed of putting in is slow, so he high continuity of data acquisition is guaranteed. The original data obtained include the measured data exposed to air above the water surface, which are eliminated in the later processing.

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  • Dataset of key elements of desertification in typical watershed of Central and Western Asia (Amu River Basin)

    Data Set of Key Elements of Desertification in Typical Watershed of Central and Western Asia includes four parts: distribution and change of agricultural land of Amu River Basin, distribution and change of grassland of Amu River Basin, distribution and change of shrub land of Amu River Basin, distribution and change of forests of Amu River Basin. the spatial resolution of data is 30 m. All the data is based on Landsat TM/ETM image data in 1990, 2000 and 2010. The data produced by the key laboratory of remote sensing and GIS, Xinjiang institute of ecology and geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Data production Supported by the Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Grant No. XDA20030101.

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  • China meteorological forcing dataset (1979-2018)

    The China Meteorological Forcing Dataset (CMFD) is a high spatial-temporal resolution gridded near-surface meteorological dataset that was developed specifically for studies of land surface processes in China. The dataset was made through fusion of remote sensing products, reanalysis dataset and in-situ observation data at weather stations. Its record starts from January 1979 and keeps extending (currently up to December 2018) with a temporal resolution of three hours and a spatial resolution of 0.1°. Seven near-surface meteorological elements are provided in CMFD, including 2-meter air temperature, surface pressure, specific humidity, 10-meter wind speed, downward shortwave radiation, downward longwave radiation and precipitation rate.

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  • A monthly air temperature and precipitation gridded dataset on 0.025° spatial resolution in China during(1951-2011)

    Gridded climatic datasets with fine spatial resolution can potentially be used to depict the climatic characteristics across the complex topography of China. In this study we collected records of monthly temperature at 1153 stations and precipitation at 1202 stations in China and neighboring countries to construct a monthly climate dataset in China with a 0.025° resolution (~2.5 km). The dataset, named LZU0025, was designed by Lanzhou University and used a partial thin plate smoothing method embedded in the ANUSPLIN software. The accuracy of LZU0025 was evaluated based on three aspects: (1) Diagnostic statistics from the surface fitting model during 1951–2011. The results indicate a low mean square root of generalized cross validation (RTGCV) for the monthly air temperature surface (1.06 °C) and monthly precipitation surface (1.97 mm1/2). (2) Error statistics of comparisons between interpolated monthly LZU0025 with the withholding of climatic data from 265 stations during 1951–2011. The results show that the predicted values closely tracked the real true values with values of mean absolute error (MAE) of 0.59 °C and 70.5 mm, and standard deviation of the mean error (STD) of 1.27 °C and 122.6 mm. In addition, the monthly STDs exhibited a consistent pattern of variation with RTGCV. (3) Comparison with other datasets. This was done in two ways. The first was via comparison of standard deviation, mean and time trend derived from all datasets to a reference dataset released by the China Meteorological Administration (CMA), using Taylor diagrams. The second was to compare LZU0025 with the station dataset in the Tibetan Plateau. Taylor diagrams show that the standard deviation, mean and time trend derived from LZU had a higher correlation with that produced by the CMA, and the centered normalized root-mean-square difference for this index derived from LZU and CMA was lower. LZU0025 had high correlation with the Coordinated Energy and Water Cycle Observation Project (CEOP) - Asian Monsoon Project, (CAMP) Tibet surface meteorology station dataset for air temperature, despite a non-significant correlation for precipitation at a few stations. Based on this comprehensive analysis, we conclude that LZU0025 is a reliable dataset. LZU0025, which has a fine resolution, can be used to identify a greater number of climate types, such as tundra and subpolar continental, along the Himalayan Mountain. We anticipate that LZU0025 can be used for the monitoring of regional climate change and precision agriculture modulation under global climate change.

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  • Water level observation data of Selincuo Lake (2016-2017)

    This is the water level observation data of Selincuo Lake. It can be used in Climatology, Environmental Change, Hydrologic Process in Cold Regions and other disciplinary areas. The data is observed from September 17, 2016 to February 15,2017. It is measured by automatic water gauge and a piece of data is recorded every 60 minutes. The data includes the water pressure and water temperature of the water level observation point on the east bank of Selincuo Lake.The original data is precise, with the pressure accurate to 0.001kP and the water temperature 0.001℃. The original data forms a continuous time series after quality control. And the daily mean index data is obtained through calculation. The data is stored as an excel file.

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  • Water depth measurement dataset over the Kering Tso Lake (2017)

    This data set includes the water depth measurement data during the Jianghuyuan expedition from June to July 2017 over the Kering Tso Lake. The measurement time is on July 2, 2017. The data was measured by Lowrance HDS-5 sonar sounder. The original data was generated by surfer 13 software and Kriging difference method. The original data contained more invalid depth data, which had been screened out in the later stage of collation. The survey line is reasonable to ensure that the data cover all depth gradients.

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  • Bathymetric data of Co Ngoin Lake (2017)

    This data set comprises the depth measurements of Co Ngoin Lake during the River and Lake Source Investigation from June to July in 2017. The measurements were obtained on June 24, 2017 using a Lowrance HDS-5 sonar depth finder. The original data are made into the isobath map processed by the Surfer 13 software using the Kriging method. The original measured data contain numerous invalid depth data, all of which has been eliminated in the postselection process. The selected measurement line is reasonable, and the data cover various depth gradients.

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  • Water quality slope data of Selincuo Lake (2017)

    This is the water quality vertical slope data of Selincuo Lake during the River and Lake Source Investigation from June to July in 2017. The main water quality parameter observation data includes dissolved oxygen, electrical conductivity, PH, water temperature and others.

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  • Hydrogen and oxygen isotope data of lakes from rivers and lakes (2017)

    This data set is the hydrogen and oxygen isotope ratio data of water samples collected in the Selincuo, Gayringco, and Co Ngoin Lake during the Water Source Study in 2017. The water sample collection time is from June 2017 to July 2017. It can be used in Lake Water Cycle, Lake Environmental Changes, Study of Isotopic Geochemistry and other disciplinary areas.

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  • Water quality slope data of Co Ngoin Lake (2017)

    These are the water quality vertical slope data of Co Ngoin Lake obtained during the River and Lake Source Investigation from June to July in 2017. The main water quality observation data include dissolved oxygen, electrical conductivity, PH, water temperature and others.

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  • Temperature and conductivity data of Selincuo Lake (2017)

    This is the water quality data at depth of 2m, 15m, 18m, 28m, and 38m observed in Selincuo Lake from June to July, 2017. The data can be used in many fields, such as the physical and chemical properties of lakes and their climate response and lake environment changes.

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  • Selinna Lake core 14C dating data (2017)

    This is the core 14C dating data of Selincuo long drill in 2017. It obtains the age information of lake sediments, and makes a time scale for the next step of environmental indicator analysis. The data is measured by the US BETA laboratory.

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  • Core XRF scan data of Selincuo Lake (2017)

    This is the core XRF scan data of Selincuo Lake in 2017. The main parameters include magnetic susceptibility and the abundance of each mineral element.

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  • Flux observation data of alizangbu, the inflow river of Selincuo (2017)

    The data set is the flux data of the Alizangbu lake inlet obtained using the HS-2 portable hydrological velocity and flow meter, which can be applied to the hydrological processes and other fields in the cold areas. The data were obtained on August 16, 2017, and the data include measurement time, location, water depth, velocity and flow rate. The data are stored as an excel file.

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