The dataset of all the lakes on the Tibetan Plateau (2000)

The dataset of all the lakes on the Tibetan Plateau (2000)

The data set contains vector data of 32,840 lakes which can be recognized in the remote sensing image on the Tibetan plateau in 2000.

The data was obstracted by visual interpretation from GeoCover Landsat Mosaic 2000 image data with a spatial resolution of 14.25 m.

The data format is vector data, and the projection coordinate system is Albers Conical Equal Area.

The data property fields are as follows:

Area: lake Area (km);

X: lake center longitude (°);

Y: lake center latitude (°);

Perimeter: the Perimeter of a lake (km).

File naming and required software

The data set is named TP_Lake_2000_All, which can be viewed and edited by ArcGIS software.

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Cite as:

Zhang, G. (2019). The dataset of all the lakes on the Tibetan Plateau (2000). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, DOI: 10.11888/Lake.tpe.249482.file. CSTR: 18406.11.Lake.tpe.249482.file. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

Related Literatures:

1. Zhang, G.Q., Yao,T.D., Xie, H.J., Zhang, K.X., & Zhu, F.J. (2014). Lakes' state and abundance across the Tibetan Plateau. Chinese Science Bulletin, 59(24), doi: 10.1007/s11434-014-0258-x.( View Details | Bibtex)

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

Support Program

Pan-Third Pole Environment Study for a Green Silk Road-A CAS Strategic Priority A Program (No:XDA20000000)

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License: This work is licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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Geographic coverage
East: 105.00 West: 65.00
South: 25.00 North: 40.00
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  • Access: Open Access
  • Updated time: 2021-04-19
: ZHANG Guoqing  

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