Grading map of agricultural suitability on the Tibet Plateau (2018)

Grading map of agricultural suitability on the Tibet Plateau (2018)

This study takes the land resources in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau as the evaluation object, and clarifies the current situation in the region suitable for agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry production and the quantity, quality and distribution of the reserve land resources. Through field investigations, collect relevant data from the study area, and combine relevant literature and expert experience to determine the evaluation factors (altitude, slope, annual precipitation, accumulated temperature, sunshine hours, soil effective depth, texture, erosion, vegetation type, NDVI). The grading and standardization are carried out, and the weights of each evaluation factor are determined by principal component analysis. The weighted index and model are used to determine the total score of the evaluation unit. Finally, the ArcGis natural discontinuity classification method is used to obtain the Qingshang Plateau. And the grades of farmland, forestry and grassland suitability drawings of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau with a resolution of 90m were given. Finally, the results are verified and analyzed.

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In .raster format, can be opened and analysed in ArcGis software.

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Yao, M. (2019). Grading map of agricultural suitability on the Tibet Plateau (2018). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, DOI: 10.11888/Socioeco.tpdc.270483. CSTR: 18406.11.Socioeco.tpdc.270483. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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

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Geographic coverage
East: 104.00 West: 74.00
South: 25.00 North: 40.00
  • Temporal resolution: 10 year < x < 100 year
  • Spatial resolution: km
  • File size: 71 MB
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  • Access: Open Access
  • Temporal coverage: 2018-10-25 To 2018-11-10
  • Updated time: 2021-09-22
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