1 km grid datasets of human activity intensity in agricultural and pastoral areas of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

1 km grid datasets of human activity intensity in agricultural and pastoral areas of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

As the “third pole” of the world, the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (QTP) is extremely ecologically sensitive and fragile while facing increasing human activities and overgrazing. In this study, eight types of spatial data were firstly selected, including grazing intensity, Night-Time Light, population density, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) density, the ratio of cultivated land, the slope of the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), distance to road, and distance to town. Then, the entropy weight method was applied to determine the weight of each factor. Finally, the five-year interval human activity intensity data in 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015 were made in the agricultural and pastoral areas of QTP through the spatial overlap method. By preparing the historical spatial datasets of human activity intensity, our study will help to explore the influence of human disturbance on the alpine ecosystems on the QTP and provide effective support for decision-making of government aiming at regional ecosystem management and sustainable development.

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File name: human activity intensity data of each period is stored in TIFF format, and the file name is“ yyyy.tif ”Where yyyy is the year. Data reading mode: data can be opened by ArcGIS, QGIS, envi, and ERDAS.

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Liu, S., Sun, Y., Liu, Y., Li, M. (2021). 1 km grid datasets of human activity intensity in agricultural and pastoral areas of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, DOI: http://www.dx.doi.org/10.11922/sciencedb.00171. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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1. Letu, H., Hara, M., Yagi, H., Naoki, K., Tana, G., Nishio, F. & Shuhei, O. (2010). Estimating energy consumption from night-time DMPS/OLS imagery after correcting for saturation effects. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 31, 4443-4458.( View Details | Bibtex)

2. Chang, S., Wang, J., Zhang, F., Niu, L. & Wang, Y. (2020). A study of the impacts of urban expansion on vegetation primary productivity levels in the Jing-Jin-Ji region, based on nighttime light data. Journal of Cleaner Production, 263, 121490.( View Details | Bibtex)

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Geographic coverage
East: 104.67 West: 73.45
South: 25.99 North: 39.83
  • Temporal resolution: Yearly
  • Spatial resolution: 100m - 1km
  • File size: 63 MB
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  • Access: Protection period
  • Temporal coverage: 1990-01-01 To 2015-12-31
  • Temporal coverage: 1990-2015
  • Updated time: 2021-05-14

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