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: 107

  • Annual variation characteristic value of runoff at the major hydrological stations of the Yarlung Zangbo River (1956-2000)

    Annual variation characteristic value of runoff at the major hydrological stations of the Yarlung Zangbo River (1956-2000)

    This dataset contains the annual variation of runoff from the major hydrological stations in the Yarlung Zangbo River (annual average runoff volume, annual extremum ratio, coefficient of variation, etc.). It can be used to study the hydrological characteristics of the Yarlung Zangbo River. The original data are the national hydrological station data, and the quality requirements are the same as the national standards. Spatial Coverage: 4 hydrological stations in the main streams of the Yarlung Zangbo River basin, which are Lazi, Nugesha, Yangcun and Nuxia. This data sheet has five fields. Field 1: Station Name Field 2: Annual average runoff volume Field 3: Annual Extreme Ratio Field 4: Coefficient of variation Field 5: Data Series Length

    2022-09-19 6173 542

  • Mass balance (2008-2018) on Naimona’nyi Glacier and related meteorological data (2011-2018)

    Mass balance (2008-2018) on Naimona’nyi Glacier and related meteorological data (2011-2018)

    The data set includes annual mass balance of Naimona’nyi glacier (northern branch) from 2008 to 2018, daily meteorological data at two automatic meteorological stations (AWSs) near the glacier from 2011 to 2018 and monthly air temperature and relative humidity on the glacier from 2018 to 2019. In the end of September or early October for each year , the stake heights and snow-pit features (snow layer density and stratigraphy) are manually measured to derive the annual point mass balance. Then the glacier-wide mass balance was then calculated (Please to see the reference). Two automatic weather stations (AWSs, Campbell company) were installed near the Naimona’nyi Glacier. AWS1, at 5543 m a. s.l., recorded meteorological variables from October 2011 at half hourly resolution, including air temperature (℃), relative humidity (%), and downward shortwave radiation (W m-2) . AWS2 was installed at 5950 m a.s.l. in October 2010 at hourly resolution and recorded wind speed (m/s), air pressure (hPa), precipitation (mm). Data quality: the quality of the original data is better, less missing. Firstly, the abnormal data in the original records are removed, and then the daily values of these parameters are calculated. Two probes (Hobo MX2301) which record air temperature and relative humidity was installed on the glacier at half hour resolution since October 2018. The observed meteorological data was calculated as monthly values. The data is stored in Excel file. It can be used by researchers for studying the changes in climate, hydrology, glaciers, etc.

    2022-08-25 1524 560

  • Meteorological observation data from the integrated observation and research station of the western environment in Muztagh Ata (2003-2016)

    Meteorological observation data from the integrated observation and research station of the western environment in Muztagh Ata (2003-2016)

    This data set includes daily values of temperature, pressure, relative humidity, wind speed, wind direction, precipitation, radiation, water vapour pressure and other elements obtained from the Integrated Observation and Research Station of the Westerly Environment in Muztagh Ata from 18 May 2003 to 31 December 2016. The data are obtained by an automatic meteorological station (Vaisala) that recorded one measurement every 30 minutes. The data set was processed as a continuous time series after the original data were quality controlled. This data set satisfies the accuracy requirements of the meteorological observations of the National Weather Service and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and the systematic errors caused by the tracking data and sensor failure have been eliminated. The data set has mainly been applied in the fields of glaciology, climatology, environmental change research, cold zone hydrological process research and frozen soil science. Furthermore, this data set is mainly used by professionals engaged in scientific research and training in atmospheric physics, atmospheric environment, climate, glaciers, frozen soil and other disciplines.

    2022-07-15 5218 754

  • Data sets of ground air exchange fluxes and vertical gradients of air pollutants at Namco station (2019) and Southeast Tibet station (2021)

    Data sets of ground air exchange fluxes and vertical gradients of air pollutants at Namco station (2019) and Southeast Tibet station (2021)

    This data is obtained through observation at Namucuo multi cycle comprehensive observation and research station of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2019) and Tibetan southeast alpine environment comprehensive observation and research station of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2021), including the earth atmosphere exchange flux or vertical gradient of species such as O3, NOx, HONO, H2O and HCHO. The time range is from April 28, 2019 to July 10, 2019 (Namuco station) and from May 2, 2021 to May 13, 2021 (Southeast Tibet station). The data consists of five documents. Documents 1-4 are the flux data and H2O vertical gradient, HONO vertical gradient and NO2 vertical gradient observed at Namuco station in 2019. Document 5 is the flux data observed at Southeast Tibet station in 2021. During the monitoring period, data was missing due to instrument status problems. This data has broad application prospects and can serve graduate students and scientists with backgrounds such as atmospheric science, climatology, and ecology.

    2022-06-13 1903 21

  • Namuco station (2019) and Southeast Tibet station (2021) air pollutant flux and vertical gradient data set

    Namuco station (2019) and Southeast Tibet station (2021) air pollutant flux and vertical gradient data set

    This data is obtained through observation at Namucuo multi cycle comprehensive observation and research station of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2019) and Tibetan southeast alpine environment comprehensive observation and research station of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2021), including the earth atmosphere exchange flux or vertical gradient of species such as O3, NOx, HONO, H2O and HCHO. The time range is from April 28, 2019 to July 10, 2019 (Namuco station) and from May 2, 2021 to May 13, 2021 (Southeast Tibet station). The data consists of five documents. Documents 1-4 are the flux data and H2O vertical gradient, HONO vertical gradient and NO2 vertical gradient observed at Namuco station in 2019. Document 5 is the flux data observed at Southeast Tibet station in 2021. During the monitoring period, data was missing due to instrument status problems. This data has broad application prospects and can serve graduate students and scientists with backgrounds such as atmospheric science, climatology, and ecology.

    2022-06-08 515 4

  • Atmospheric oxidizability data set of Namco station (2019)

    Atmospheric oxidizability data set of Namco station (2019)

    1) Data content: the observation data of atmospheric oxidation related parameters in Namuco from April to July 2019, including O3, H2O, CO2, NO2, VOCs, wind direction and wind speed. The coordinates of the observation points are 90.96 ° e, 30.77 ° n, 4730m above sea level, and the underlying surface is alpine grassland. (2) Data source and processing method: the original observation data shall be processed and quality controlled by special personnel according to the observation records. (3) Data quality description: due to the problem of instrument status, the data is missing and discontinuous in some periods. (4) Application prospect of data: the data can be applied to plateau atmospheric chemical analysis and other fields.

    2022-05-21 432 0

  • Frozen land temperature monitoring dataset of  Tibet Plateau Beibeihe meteorological station (2017-2018)

    Frozen land temperature monitoring dataset of Tibet Plateau Beibeihe meteorological station (2017-2018)

    Frozen soil refers to a soil or rock mass with a temperature lower than or equal to 0 ° C and containing ice. It is particularly sensitive to temperature and its physical and mechanical properties change significantly with temperature. The frost heaving deformation and melt settlement deformation of frozen soil are the most common frozen soil disasters. Their occurrence is mainly caused by the change of the inherent temperature of frozen soil due to the frozen soil engineering activities. Therefore, the protection of frozen soil is mainly to protect the temperature of frozen soil. , to maintain it in the closest state before the engineering activities. The main method for obtaining the temperature of the frozen land is to embed the temperature measuring cable. Through the data acquisition function of the CR3000, the resistance value of the temperature measuring cable is obtained at different times, and the temperature value is calculated by the correspondence between the calibration coefficient and the resistance value. According to the sensitive characteristics of frozen soil to temperature, the change of ground temperature can reflect the change of climate, and can also analyze the influence mechanism and degree of human activities on the stability of frozen soil in combination with other factors, so as to guide the later engineering activities. Upgrading and upgrading of frozen soil protection measures.

    2022-04-29 5231 473

  • Temperature and precipitation data at meteorological stations in five Central Asian countries (1980-2015)

    Temperature and precipitation data at meteorological stations in five Central Asian countries (1980-2015)

    The data set covers 599 meteorological stations in five Central Asian countries, including the following elements: * daily maximum temperature, * daily minimum temperature, * observed temperature, * Precipitation (i.e. rain, melting snow), covering the following dates: 1980-1986; 1996-2005; 2010; 2014; 2015 The data comes from ghcn-d, a data set containing global land area daily observation data, which integrates climate records. The data is a direct measurement of surface temperature, without interpolation or model assumptions, and contains many long-term site records. The disadvantage is uneven space coverage. Due to changes in observation time, site location, and the type of thermometer used, the records contain many heterogeneity. For more information about this dataset, see https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/ghcnd-data-access

    2022-04-26 8504 280

  • A long-term dataset of integrated land-atmosphere interaction observations on the Tibetan Plateau (2005-2016)

    A long-term dataset of integrated land-atmosphere interaction observations on the Tibetan Plateau (2005-2016)

    The field observation platform of the Tibetan Plateau is the forefront of scientific observation and research on the Tibetan Plateau. The land surface processes and environmental changes based comprehensive observation of the land-boundary layer in the Tibetan Plateau provides valuable data for the study of the mechanism of the land-atmosphere interaction on the Tibetan Plateau and its effects. This dataset integrates the 2005-2016 hourly atmospheric, soil hydrothermal and turbulent fluxes observations of Qomolangma Atmospheric and Environmental Observation and Research Station, Chinese Academy of Sciences (QOMS/CAS), Southeast Tibet Observation and Research Station for the Alpine Environment, CAS (SETORS), the BJ site of Nagqu Station of Plateau Climate and Environment, CAS (NPCE-BJ), Nam Co Monitoring and Research Station for Multisphere Interactions, CAS (NAMORS), Ngari Desert Observation and Research Station, CAS (NADORS), Muztagh Ata Westerly Observation and Research Station, CAS (MAWORS). It contains gradient observation data composed of multi-layer wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity, air pressure and precipitation data, four-component radiation data, multi-layer soil temperature and humidity and soil heat flux data, and turbulence data composed of sensible heat flux, latent heat flux and carbon dioxide flux. These data can be widely used in the analysis of the characteristics of meteorological elements on the Tibetan Plaetau, the evaluation of remote sensing products and development of the remote sensing retrieval algorithms, and the evaluation and development of numerical models.

    2022-04-18 23240 5700

  • The water level observation of lakes on the Tibetan Plateau (2010-2017)

    The water level observation of lakes on the Tibetan Plateau (2010-2017)

    The water level observation data set of lakes on the Tibetan Plateau contains the daily variations of water levels for three lakes: Zhari Namco, Bamco and Dawaco. The lake water level was obtained by a HOBO water level gauge (U20-001-01) installed on the lakeshore, then corrected using the barometer installed on the shore or pressure data of nearby weather stations, and then the real water level changes were obtained. The accuracy was less than 0.5 cm. The items of this data set are as follows: Daily variation data of water level in Zhari Namco from 2009 to 2014; Daily variation data of water level in Bamco from 2013 to 2014; Daily variation data of water level in Dawaco from 2013 to 2014. Water level, unit: m.

    2022-04-18 4521 356

  • Meteorological observation data of Kunsha Glacier (2015-2017)

    Meteorological observation data of Kunsha Glacier (2015-2017)

    This data set includes the temperature, precipitation, relative humidity, wind speed, wind direction and other daily values in the observation point of Kunsha Glacier. The data is observed from October 3, 2015 to September 19, 2017. It is measured by automatic meteorological station (Onset Company) and a piece of data is recorded every 2 hours. The original data forms a continuous time series after quality control, and the daily mean index data is obtained through calculation. The original data meets the accuracy requirements of China Meteorological Administration (CMA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) for meteorological observation. Quality control includes eliminating the systematic error caused by the missing point data and sensor failure. The data is stored as an excel file.

    2022-04-18 4113 344

  • The fundamental database of atmospheric boundary layer of the north Tibetan Plateau (1997-2008)

    The fundamental database of atmospheric boundary layer of the north Tibetan Plateau (1997-2008)

    The data set collected long-term monitoring projects from multiple stations for atmosphere, hydrology and soil in the North Tibetan Plateau. The data set consisted of monitoring data obtained from the automatic weather station (AWS) and the atmospheric boundary layer tower (PBL) in the field. The sensors for temperature, humidity and pressure were provided by Vaisala of Finland; the sensors for wind speed and direction were provided by Met One of America, the radiation sensors were provided by APPLEY of America and EKO of Japan; the gas analyzers were provided by Licor of America; the soil water content instrument, ultrasonic anemometers and data collectors were provided by CAMPBELL of America. The observation system was maintained by professionals regularly (2-3 times a year), the sensors were calibrated and replaced, and the collected data were downloaded and reorganized. The data set was processed by forming a time continuous sequence after the raw data were quality-controlled. It met the accuracy level of the original meteorological observation data of the National Weather Service and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The quality control included the elimination of the missing data and the systematic error caused by the failure of the sensor.

    2022-04-18 3719 48

  • The Active layer moisture monitoring dataset of Tibet Plateau Beibeihe meteorological station (2017-2018)

    The Active layer moisture monitoring dataset of Tibet Plateau Beibeihe meteorological station (2017-2018)

    The active layer is one of the main characteristics of permafrost. It melts in warm season and freezes in cold season, showing seasonal changes. The change of ground temperature of active layer will directly affect the change of temperature of permafrost, thus affecting the stability of permafrost.The monitoring station of this data set is located at 92 °E, 35 ° N, with an elevation of 4,600 M. The monitoring site is flat, the vegetation type is alpine meadow, and the monitoring instrument is DT500 series data acquisition instrument. The monitoring of ground temperature is carried out at 5 depths below the surface, 10 cm, 20 cm, 40 cm, 80 cm and 160cm respectively. The time interval of this data set is 1 day, which is the average value of data once every 30 minutes.Data are stable and continuous during the period.Scientific subjects such as thermal change process and change mechanism of active layer are carried out by combining data of soil heat flux and soil moisture.

    2022-04-18 2183 276

  • The meteorological observation dataset of Guoluo meadow on the Tibetan Plateau (2005-2009)

    The meteorological observation dataset of Guoluo meadow on the Tibetan Plateau (2005-2009)

    This data set includes meteorological data observed by the carbon flux station in the Guoluo Army Ranch in Qinghai. The temporal coverage is from 2005 to 2009, and the temporal resolution is 1 day. Meteorological and carbon flux data observation methods: vorticity-related observation instruments were used for automatic recording; biomass observation method: harvest method, weighing in a 60-degree oven for 48 hours. Both carbon flux and meteorological data were automatically recorded by the instruments and manually checked. During the data observation process, the operation of the instrument and the selection of the observation objects were in strict accordance with professional requirements, and the data could be applied to plant leaf photosynthetic parameter simulation and productivity estimation. This data contains observation items as follows: Temperature °C Precipitation mm Wind speed m/s Soil temperature at 5 cm depth °C Photosynthetically active radiation µmol/m²s Total radiation W/m²

    2022-04-18 2422 282

  • Meteorological Datasets of Xidatan station (XDT) on the Tibetan Plateau in 2014-2018

    Meteorological Datasets of Xidatan station (XDT) on the Tibetan Plateau in 2014-2018

    This dataset is Meteorologic Elements Dataset of XDT on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau 2014-2018. Meteorologic elements including: 2m air temperature(℃), 2m air humidity(%), precipitation(mm), 2m wind speed(m/s), global radiation(w/㎡). The data are from the XiDaTan monitoring site(site code: XDTMS) of Cryosphere Research Station on Qinghai-Tibat Plateau, Chinese Academy of Sciences(CRS-CAS). These daily data was calculated from the original monitoring data(monitoring frequency is 30min). The missing part of the daily data was marked by NAN, which were manually collated and verified. The missing period was from 2017-7-7 to 2017-10-3.

    2022-04-18 3140 302

  • Yulong snow mountain glacier No.1, 4 506 m altitude the daily average meteorological observation dataset (2014-2018)

    Yulong snow mountain glacier No.1, 4 506 m altitude the daily average meteorological observation dataset (2014-2018)

    1. Data content: air temperature, relative humidity, precipitation, air pressure, wind speed, average total radiation, total net radiation value and daily average water vapor pressure data. 2. Data source and processing method: Observed by American campel high-altitude automatic weather station, air temperature and humidity sensor model HMP155A; wind speed and wind direction model: 05103-45; net radiometer: CNR 4 Net Radiometer four component; atmospheric pressure sensor: CS106; Rain gauge: TE525MM. The automatic weather station automatically collects data every 10 minutes, and collects daily statistical data to obtain daily average weather data. 3. Data quality description: Data is automatically acquired continuously. 4. Data application results and prospects: The weather station is located in the middle of the glacier, and the meteorological data can provide data guarantee for simulating the response of oceanic glacier changes to global climate change in the context of future climate change.

    2022-04-18 2904 21

  • Hydrological data set of surface process and environment observation network in alpine region of China (2019)

    Hydrological data set of surface process and environment observation network in alpine region of China (2019)

    Based on the long-term observation data of the field stations in the alpine network and the overseas stations in the pan third polar region, a series of data sets of meteorological, hydrological and ecological elements in the pan third polar region are established; through the intensive observation and sample plot and sample point verification in key areas, the inversion of meteorological elements, lake water and water quality, aboveground vegetation biomass, glacier and frozen soil change and other data products are completed; based on the Internet of things, the data products are retrieved Network technology, research and establish meteorological, hydrological, ecological data management platform of multi station networking, to achieve real-time data acquisition and remote control and sharing. The hydrological data set of the surface process and environment observation network in China's alpine regions in 2019 mainly collects the measured hydrological (runoff, water level, water temperature, etc.) data at six stations, including Southeast Tibet station, Zhufeng station, Yulong Snow Mountain station, Namco station, Ali station and Tianshan station. Southeast Tibet station: flow data, including 4 times of using M9 to measure flow in 2019, including average velocity, flow and maximum water depth; relative water level data is measured by hobo pressure water level meter, including daily average relative water level and water temperature data in 2019. Namco station: discharge data, including the data measured by domestic ls-1206b hand-held current meter for 4 times in 2019, including river width and flow data. The water level data is measured by hobo pressure water level meter, including the water pressure, water temperature and electricity of the original 1 hour in 2019. The relative water level can be calculated by water pressure; Everest station: rongbuhe river discharge, including river width and discharge data measured by domestic ls-1206b hand-held current meter 13 times from June to September 2019; Ali station: flow data: including 22 times of irregular measurement data by river anchor M9 in 2019, and relative water level data measured by hobo pressure water level meter, including hourly water level and water temperature data of the whole year in 2019; Tianshan station: water level data: including daily average water level of 3 points in 2019 Yulong Xueshan station: including mujiaqiao flow data from January to October in 2019

    2022-04-18 2344 2

  • Black carbon concentration at 5 stations over Tibetan Plateau (2018)

    Black carbon concentration at 5 stations over Tibetan Plateau (2018)

    As the “water tower of Asia”, Tibetan Plateau (TP) are the resource of major rivers in Asia. Black carbon (BC) aerosol emitted from surrounding regions can be transported to the inner TP by atmospheric circulation and consequently deposited in snow, which can significantly influence precipitation and mass balance of glaciers. Five Aethalometers are used to mornitoring black carbon concentration at 5 stations on the Tibetan Plateau. It can provide basic dataset to study the effects of BC to the environment and climate over the Tibetan Plateau, as well as the pollutants transport.

    2022-04-15 4827 96

  • Central Asian meteorological station observation dataset (2017-2018)

    Central Asian meteorological station observation dataset (2017-2018)

    Central Asian meteorological station observation data set includes field observation data of temperature, precipitation, wind direction and speed, relative humidity, air pressure, radiation, soil heat flux, sunshine time and soil temperature at 10 field weather stations in central Asia. The 10 field stations cover different ecosystem types such as farmland, forest, grassland, desert, desert, wetland, plateau and mountain. The original meteorological data collected by the ground meteorological observation stations in this data set are obtained after format conversion after screening and auditing. The data quality is good. Various types of climate in the Middle East, fragile ecological environment, the frequent meteorological disasters, the establishment of the data set for long-term ecological environment monitoring, disaster prevention and mitigation in central Asia, central Asia, climate change and ecological environment in the areas of study provides data support, ecological environment monitoring in central Asia has been obtained in the study of the application.

    2022-04-15 2966 269

  • Atmospheric heat source/sink dataset over the Tibetan Plateau based on satellite and routine meteorological observations (1984-2015)

    Atmospheric heat source/sink dataset over the Tibetan Plateau based on satellite and routine meteorological observations (1984-2015)

    The Tibetan Plateau (TP), acting as a large elevated land surface and atmospheric heat source during spring and summer, has a substantial impact on regional and global weather and climate. To explore the multi-scale temporal variation in the thermal forcing effect of the TP,The data set of atmospheric heat source/sink in Tibetan Plateau was prepared as a quantitative analysis tool for calculating heat budget of gas column. the atmospheric heat source/sink dataset consists of three variables: surface sensible heat flux SH, latent heat release LH and net radiation flux RC. here we calculated the surface sensible heat and latent heat release based on 6-h routine observations at 80 (32) meteorological stations during the period 1979–2016:air temperature at 1.5 m and surface temperature and wind speed at 10 m are used to calculate surface sensible heat flux,the latent heat release is estimated precipitation data.The satellite datasets used to calculate the net radiation flux were the Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment surface radiation budget satellite radiation(GEWEX/SRB) and Clouds and Earth’s Radiant Energy Systems/Energy Balanced And Filled (CERES/EBAF). The monthly shortwave and longwave radiation fluxes at the surface and at the top of the atmosphere (TOA) in GEWEX/SRB and CERES/EBAF were utilized to obtain the net radiation flux for the period 1984–2015 via statistical methods。

    2022-04-15 6428 390