Dataset of ground truth land surface evapotranspiration at the satellite pixel scale in the Heihe River Basin (from the single station observation to satellite pixel scale) Version 1.0

The evapotranspiration (ET) is an important variable connecting land energy balance, water cycle and carbon cycle. Accurate monitoring and estimations of ET are essential not only for water resources management but also for simulating regional, global climate, and hydrological cycles. Remote sensing technology is an effective method to monitor ET. At present, a variety of ET remote sensing products have been produced and released. However, in the process of validation, there is a problem of spatial scale mismatch between ET remote sensing estimation value and station observation value, especially on heterogeneous surface. Therefore, it is very important to obtain the ground truth ET values at the satellite pixel scale by upscaling method on heterogeneous surface. In this study, using the station observation data and multi-source remote sensing information, the ET observed at a single ground station is upscaled to the satellite pixel scale, and the ground truth ET values at the satellite pixel scale in Heihe River Basin is obtained. Based on the ET data observed by the eddy covariance (EC) at 15 stations (3 superstations and 12 ordinary stations) in the Heihe integrated observatory network, combined with the fused high-resolution remote sensing data (surface temperature, vegetation index, net radiation, etc.) and atmospheric reanalysis data, the upscaling is carried out to obtain the ground truth ET at the satellite pixel scale. The distribution diagram is shown in Figure 1. Specifically, firstly, the spatial heterogeneity of the spatial heterogeneity of the land surface hydrothermal conditions was evaluated; Secondly, nine upscaling methods (the integrated Priestley-Taylor equation method, the Penman-Monteith equation combined with EnKF method, the Penman-Monteith equation combined with SCE_UA method, EC observation value, artificial neural network, Bayesian linear regression, deep belief network, Gaussian process regression, and random fores and directly taking the EC observation value as the ground truth ET) were compared and analyzed through direct validation and cross-validation; Finally, a comprehensive method (directly using the EC observation value on the homogeneous underlying surface; using the Gaussian process regression method for upscaling on the moderately heterogeneous underlying surface and highly heterogeneous underlying surface) was optimized to obtain the groud truth ET at the satellite pixel scale at 15 typical underlying surfaces in Heihe River Basin (2010-2016, spatial resolution of 1km). The results showed that the ground truth ET at the satellite pixel scale is relatively reliable. Compared with the pixel scale reference value (LAS observation value), the MAPE of the ground turth ET at the satellite pixel scale at the three superstations are 1.57%, 3.23% and 4.59% respectively, which can meet the needs of the validation of ET remote sensing products. For all site information and data processing, please refer to Liu et al. (2018), and for upscaling methods, please refer to Li et al. (2021).

0 2022-06-10

Pan-Third Pole Water Vapor Sounding (2009-2019)

As the “water tower of Asia”, the Tibetan Plateau has a profound impact on the global natural environment and climate change. Therefore, analyzing the distribution characteristics of troposphere-stratospheric water vapor over the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is an important part of understanding the water vapor source and change characterize. In situ observations are limit in this region, and the water vapor sounding data set is needed. Therefore, we carried out balloon-borne measurements at Lhasa and Kunming over the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, and then obtained the vertical distribution of water vapor in the troposphere and lower stratosphere over the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The dataset is named “Pan-Third Pole Water Vapor Sounding”, which is mainly the water vapor profile data obtained by balloon sounding conducted at Lhasa and Kunming in August from July 2009 to 2019. Altitude (Altitude), Water vapor (H2O), temperature (Temp), potential temperature (K), and air pressure (Press) from near the surface to 20 km are obtained by conventional balloons soundings payloaded with the Cryogenic Frost Point Hygrometer (CFH) and radiosonde (iMet). Data is transmitted in real time to the ground receiving station via a radiosonde.

0 2022-06-06

Terrestrial evapotranspiration dataset across China (1982-2017)

This dataset (version 1.5) is derived from the complementary-relationship method, with inputs of CMFD downward short- and long-wave radiation, air temperature, air pressure, GLASS albedo and broadband longwave emissivity, ERA5-land land surface temperature and humidity, and NCEP diffuse skylight ratio, etc. This dataset covers the period of 1982-2017, and the spatial coverage is Chinese land area. This dataset would be helpful for long-term hydrological cycle and climate change research. Land surface actual evapotranspiration (Ea),unit: mm month-1. The spatial resolution is 0.1-degree; The temporal resolution is monthly; The data type is NetCDF; This evapotranspiration dataset is only for land surface.

0 2022-04-18

Comprehensive observation data set of cloud precipitation process in Qilian Mountain (2020)

This data set is a sub data set of the comprehensive observation data set of cloud precipitation process, which is derived from the comprehensive investigation test carried out on the South and north slopes of Qilian Mountains during 2020. The air observation is mainly conducted by the king aircraft in the air. The ground investigation includes automatic weather station, raindrop spectrometer, microwave radiometer, Cloud Radar, sounding second data, etc. The observation elements of automatic weather station include air temperature, air pressure, humidity Wind direction, wind speed, precipitation. The observation elements of raindrop spectrometer include particle spectrum, precipitation intensity, etc. The observation elements of microwave radiometer are atmospheric temperature and humidity profiles. The observation elements of cloud Radar are mainly fixed-point vertical observation data. Meanwhile aerosol, rain, hail and soil samples are collected. It can provide data support for revealing the influence of westerly monsoon on cloud precipitation process and atmospheric water cycle in Qilian Mountains.

0 2021-12-31

WATER: Dataset of CMA operational meteorological stations observations in the Heihe River Basin

The dataset of CMA operational meteorological stations observations in the Heihe river basin were provided by Gansu Meteorological Administration and Qinghai Meteorological Administration. It included: (1) Diurnal precipitation, sunshine, evaporation, the wind speed, the air temperature and air humidity (2, 8, 14 and 20 o'clock) in Mazongshan, Yumen touwnship, Dingxin, Jinta, Jiuquan, Gaotai, Linze, Sunan, Zhangye, Mingle, Shandan and Yongchang in Gansu province (2) the wind direction and speed, the temperature and the dew-point spread (8 and 20 o'clock; 850, 700, 600, 500, 400, 300, 250, 200, 150, 100 and 50hpa) in Jiuquan, Zhangye and Mingqin in Gansu province and Golmud, Doulan and Xining in Qinghai province (3) the surface temperature, the dew point, the air pressure, the voltage transformation (3 hours and 24 hours), the weather phenomena (the present and the past), variable temperatures, visibility, cloudage, the wind direction and speed, precipitation within six hours and unusual weather in Jiuquan, Sunan, Jinta, Dingxin, Mingle, Zhangye, Gaotai, Shandan, Linze, Yongchang and Mingqin in Gansu province and Tuole, Yeniugao, Qilian, Menyuan, Xining, Gangcha and Huangyuan in Qinhai province.

0 2020-10-12

Dataset of ground truth of land surface evapotranspiration at regional scale in the Heihe River Basin (2012-2016) ETMap Version 1.0

Surface evapotranspiration (ET) is an important variable that connects the land energy balance, water cycle and carbon cycle. The accurate acquisition of ET is helpful to the research of global climate change, crop yield estimation, drought monitoring, and it is of great significance to regional and global water resource planning and management. The methods of obtaining evapotranspiration mainly include ground observation, remote sensing estimation, model simulation and assimilation. The high-precision surface evapotranspiration data can be obtained by ground observation, but the spatial representation of observation stations is very limited; remote sensing estimation, model simulation and assimilation methods can obtain the spatial continuous surface evapotranspiration, but there are problems in the verification of accuracy and the rationality of spatial-temporal distribution pattern. Therefore, this study makes full use of a large number of high-precision station observation data, combined with multi-source remote sensing information, to expand the observation scale of ground stations to the region, to obtain high-precision, spatiotemporal distribution of continuous surface evapotranspiration. Based on the "Heihe River Integrated Remote Sensing joint experiment" (water), "Heihe River Basin Ecological hydrological process integrated remote sensing observation joint experiment" (hiwater), the accumulated station observation data (automatic meteorological station, eddy correlator, large aperture scintillation instrument, etc.), 36 stations (65 station years, distribution map is shown in Figure 1) are selected in combination with multi-source remote sensing data (land cover) Five machine learning methods (regression tree, random forest, artificial neural network, support vector machine, depth belief network) were used to construct different scale expansion models of surface evapotranspiration, and the results showed that: compared with The other four methods, random forest method, are more suitable for the study of the scale expansion of surface evapotranspiration from station to region in Heihe River Basin. Based on the selected random forest scale expansion model, taking remote sensing and air driven data as input, the surface evapotranspiration time-space distribution map (etmap) of Heihe River Basin during the growth season (May to September) from 2012 to 2016 was produced. The results show that the overall accuracy of etmap is good. The RMSE (MAPE) of upstream (las1), midstream (las2-las5) and downstream (las6-las8) are 0.65 mm / day (18.86%), 0.99 mm / day (19.13%) and 0.91 mm / day (22.82%), respectively. In a word, etmap is a high-precision evapotranspiration product in Heihe River Basin, which is based on the observation data of stations and the scale expansion of random forest algorithm. Please refer to Xu et al. (2018) for all station information and scale expansion methods, and Liu et al. (2018) for observation data processing.

0 2020-04-07

Monthly mean evaporate of the Heihe River Basin (2000-2009)

The routine meteorological observation data set of four times a day provided by the data management center of Heihe plan is adopted, including 13 stations. The daily evaporation was statistically sorted out, and the monthly evaporation data of 2000-2009 years was calculated. The spatial stability analysis is carried out to calculate the coefficient of variation. If the coefficient of variation is greater than 100%, the geographical weighted regression is used to calculate the relationship between the station and the geographical terrain factors, and the monthly evaporation distribution trend is obtained; if the coefficient of variation is less than or equal to 100%, the common least square regression is used to calculate the relationship between the station evaporation value and the geographical terrain factors (latitude, longitude, elevation, slope, aspect, etc.) After the trend is removed, the residuals are fitted and corrected by HASM (high accuracy surface modeling method). Finally, the monthly average evaporation distribution of the Heihe River Basin in 1961-2010 is obtained by adding the trend surface results and the residual correction results. Time resolution: monthly average evaporation in 2000-2009. Spatial resolution: 500M.

0 2020-03-28

Eddy covariance data in Hulugou sub-basin of alpine Heihe River (2012)

1. Data overview: This data set is eddy covariance Flux data of qilian station from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012. 2. Data content: The observation items are: horizontal wind speed Ux (m/s), horizontal wind speed Uy (m/s), vertical wind speed Uz (m/s), ultrasonic temperature Ts (Celsius), co2 concentration co2 (mg/m^3), water vapor concentration h2o (g/m^3), pressure press (KPa), etc.The data is 30min Flux data. 3. Space and time range: Geographical coordinates: longitude: 99° 52’e;Latitude: 38°15 'N;Height: 3232.3 m

0 2020-03-11

WATER: Dataset of eddy covariance observations at the national observatory on climatology at Zhangye (2008-2009)

This data set contains the eddy related data of Zhangye National Climate Observatory from 2008 to 2009. The station is located in Zhangye, Gansu Province, with longitude and latitude of 100 ° 17 ′ e, 39 ° 05 ′ N and altitude of 1456m. For more information, see the documentation that came with the data.

0 2020-03-10

Evaporation dataset by 20cm evaporation pan in grassland station of Sidalong Sub-Basin in Qilian Mountain (2011)

From June 10, 2011 to September 2, 2011, the observation instrument of 3100m grassland weather station in Tianlaochi watershed of Qilian mountain was a 20cm evaporating pan, a round metal basin with a diameter of 20 cm and a height of 10 cm, and the mouth of the basin was blade-shaped. In order to prevent birds and animals from drinking water, a trumpet-shaped wire mesh ring was set on the upper part of the mouth of the vessel. During measurement, the instrument shall be placed on the shelf with the mouth 70cm from the ground, and quantitative clear water shall be put in every day. After 24 hours, the remaining water quantity shall be measured by the dosage cup, and the reduced water quantity shall be the evaporation capacity. Data are daily evaporation from June 10, 2011 to September 2, 2011.

0 2020-03-04