Data set of soil biological characteristics in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (2019-2021)

Data set of soil biological characteristics in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (2019-2021)

This data set contains the biological property data of soil samples from several scientific research routes in the Qinghai Tibet Plateau from 2019 to 2021, including the information of the collector, collection time, collection location, longitude and latitude, altitude, vegetation type, sampling depth, phosphatase activity, microbial respiration, nitrogen transformation characteristics, functional gene abundance, fungi, bacteria, protobiotic diversity, etc. The analysis of various soil properties refers to the requirements of "technical specification for soil environmental quality monitoring", and the first-hand data obtained through laboratory analysis. The data quality is controlled by determining blank samples, duplicate samples and standard samples. The data set can be used to evaluate soil quality and function under the influence of climate change and human activities.

File naming and required software

Data name:Soil physicochemical properties were stored as excel file. The files were named as "yyyyaaaa", where the "yyyy" represent the sample time, and the "aaaa"represent the scientific expedition routes, and "-b" refer to soil biological characteristics properties. Data use method: Open using excel

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Zhang, L. (2021). Data set of soil biological characteristics in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (2019-2021). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, DOI: 10.11888/Soil.tpdc.271479. CSTR: 18406.11.Soil.tpdc.271479. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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Support Program

Second Tibetan Plateau Scientific Expedition Program

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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: 104.47 West: 73.19
South: 26.01 North: 39.47
  • Temporal resolution: 1 year < x < 10 year
  • Spatial resolution: -
  • File size: 10 MB
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  • Access: Protection period
  • Temporal coverage: 2019-01-01 To 2019-12-31
  • Updated time: 2021-06-16

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