Data from automatic weather station at the end of glacier in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (2019-2020)

Data from automatic weather station at the end of glacier in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (2019-2020)

Glacier surface micrometeorology is to observe the wind direction, wind speed, temperature, humidity, air pressure, four component radiation, ice temperature and precipitation at a certain height of the glacier surface. Glacier surface micrometeorology monitoring is one of the important contents of glacier monitoring. It is an important basic data for the study of energy mass balance, glacier movement, glacier melt runoff, ice core and other related model simulation, which lays a foundation for exploring the relationship between climate change and glacier change. Automatic monitoring is mainly carried out by setting up Alpine weather stations on the glacier surface, and portable weather stations can also be used for short-term flow monitoring. In recent years, more than 20 glacier surfaces in Tianshan, West Kunlun, Qilian, Qiangtang inland, Tanggula, Nianqing Tanggula, southeastern Tibet, Hengduan and Himalayas have been monitored. The data set is monthly meteorological data of glacier area and glacier end.

File naming and required software

The meteorological data is stored in Excel format, and the name of the file is "XXX"_ Yyyy. Excel ", where XXX represents the name of the glacier and yyyy represents the year, such as 24K_ Excel describes the meteorological data of 24K glacier area in 2020.

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Yang, W. (2021). Data from automatic weather station at the end of glacier in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (2019-2020). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, DOI: 10.11888/Meteoro.tpdc.271394. CSTR: 18406.11.Meteoro.tpdc.271394. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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Geographic coverage
East: -2.00 West: -1.00
South: -1.00 North: -1.00
  • Temporal resolution: Monthly
  • Spatial resolution: <= 1 m
  • File size: 10 MB
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  • Downloads: 58
  • Access: Requestable
  • Temporal coverage: 2019-01-01 To 2020-12-31
  • Updated time: 2022-04-18
: YANG Wei  

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