Water temperature observation data at Nam Co Lake in Tibet (2011-2014)

Water temperature observation data at Nam Co Lake in Tibet (2011-2014)

This data includes the daily average water temperature data at different depths of Nam Co Lake in Tibet which is obtained through field monitoring. The data is continuously recorded by deploying the water quality multi-parameter sonde and temperature thermistors in the water with the resolution of 10 minutes and 2 hours, respectively, and the daily average water temperature is calculated based on the original observed data. The instruments and methods used are very mature and data processing is strictly controlled to ensure the authenticity and reliability of the data; the data has been used in the basic research of physical limnology such as the study of water thermal stratification, the study of lake-air heat balance, etc., and to validate the lake water temperature data derived from remote sensing and different lake models studies. The data can be used in physical limnology, hydrology, lake-air interaction, remote sensing data assimilation verification and lake model research.

File naming and required software

The water temperature data of Nam Co is stored in text format, and the file name is "Nam Co daily mean water temperature data_2011.10.30-2014.7.1", where 2011.10.30 represents the start date of the data and 2014.7.1 represents the end date of the data. The first column of the data is "date" which is the date of the water temperature data. Each column behind represents the depth of water, for example, "3m" represents the water temperature at a depth of 3m, and so on.

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Wang, J. (2020). Water temperature observation data at Nam Co Lake in Tibet (2011-2014). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, DOI: 10.11888/Hydro.tpdc.270332. CSTR: 18406.11.Hydro.tpdc.270332. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

Related Literatures:

1. Wang, J., Huang, L., Ju, J., Daut, G., Wang, Y., Ma, Q., Zhu, L., Haberzettl, T., Baade, J., Mäusbacher, R. (2019). Spatial and temporal variations in water temperature in a high-altitude deep dimictic mountain lake (Nam Co), central Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Great Lakes Research 45, 212-223.( View Details | Download | Bibtex)

2. Wang, J., Huang, L., Ju, J., Daut, G., Ma, Q., Zhu, L., Haberzettl, T., Baade, J., Mäusbacher, R., Hamilton, A., Graves, K., Olsthoorn, J., Laval, B.E. (2020). Seasonal stratification of a deep, high-altitude, dimictic lake: Nam Co, Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Hydrology 584, 124668.( View Details | Download | Bibtex)

Using this data, the data citation is required to be referenced and the related literatures are suggested to be cited.

Support Program

The modern process study in Nam Co based on monitoring (No:41071123)

Comprehensive scientific investigations in the unsurveyed regions of Tibetan Plateau (No:2012FY111400)

Thermal structure characteristics of lakes on the Tibetan Plateau and their responses to climatic change: monitoring and simulations (No:41877168)

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Geographic coverage
East: 91.10 West: 90.15
South: 30.45 North: 31.00
  • Temporal resolution: Daily
  • Spatial resolution: 10m - 100m
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  • Temporal coverage: 2011-11-15 To 2014-07-17
  • Updated time: 2021-04-19
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