Map of permafrost distribution in the Qilian Mountains

The data includes continuous and discontinuous permafrost and seasonally frozen ground distributed in the Qilian Mountains. Based on the field investigation, borehole drillings along the highway as well as previous data collected from the documentations, the lower limits of permafrost and the formula of the lower limits of permafrost in the Qilian Mountains is obtained by regression analysis. The digital elevation model (DEM) data is the SRTM (Shuttle Radar Topography Mission) jointly measured by NASA and NIMA. After the data being transformed into GCS WGS 1984 coordinate system, it is resampled into 100 m spatial resolution. The altitude of 3000 m was used to define the area of the Qilian Mountains. With the aid of ArcGIS platform and the support of DEM data, the permafrost distribution map of the Qilian Mountains with a resolution of 100 m is simulated. The lower limits of permafrost obtained by the regression analysis passed the significance test. According to the 548 existing borehole data points, the verification accuracy of permafrost area is 90.11%. The data can be used to estimate the ground ice content and the amount of water released from permafrost degradation.

0 2020-05-27

Map of permafrost distribution in the Qilian Mountains

The data include continuous permafrost area, discontinuous permafrost area and seasonal permafrost area. Based on the field scientific investigation, road survey drilling points and the previous data of the lower boundary elevation of permafrost, the formula of the lower boundary elevation of permafrost is obtained by regression. The DEM data is the SRTM (Shuttle Radar Topography Mission) data jointly measured by NASA and NIMA. After the data is transformed into GCS · WGS · 1984 coordinate system, it is resampled into 100m spatial resolution. The altitude of the data is 3000m to define the Qilian mountain area. With the aid of ArcGIS platform and the support of DEM data, the permafrost distribution map of Qilian Mountain with a resolution of 100m is simulated. The lower bound model obtained by regression has passed the significance test. According to the 548 existing borehole data points, the verification accuracy of permafrost area is 90.11%. The data can be used to estimate the underground ice content and the amount of water released from permafrost degradation.

0 2019-12-28