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Lexiewudan Lake, Qinghai Province of China


GOU Zhaojun1LIU Fenggui1
1Department of Geographic Sciences,Qinghai Normal University,Xining 810008,China

DOI:10.3974/geodb.2019.04.11.V1

Published:Jun. 2019

Visitors:706       Data Files Downloaded:12      
Data Downloaded:4.35 MB      Citations:

Key Words:

Lexiewudan Lake,Tibetan Plateau,saltwater lake,Hoh Xili,data encyclopedia

Abstract:

Lexiewudan Lake, also called Xiangqincuona in Tibetan, meaning “North Black River”, is located in the west of Hoh Xili, Qinghai Province, China. It is an inland saltwater lake on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Its geo-location is 35°41′6″N - 35°49′30″N, 90°0′38″E - 90°21′13″E. Lexiewudan Lake is in the fault basin created in Cenozoic. It is narrow and long from west to east, where the Kunlun Mountains in the north and Hoh xili Mountain in the south. The catchment area of the lake is 268.33 km², and the lake shore is 127.48 km². There are three small islands in the lake, with areas of 58414 m², 23908 m ² and 3369 m², and shoreline of 1751 m, 676 m and 233 m separately. The lake is in semi-arid climate with annual average temperature of -4-3 ℃, and annual average precipitation of 150mm. The water in the Lexiewudan Lake mainly depends on seasonal surface runoff, glacial melt water and spring water. Among the surface runoff, the Dongquan River originated from the Malan Snow Mountain is the largest; followed by the Baisha River, which originated from the northern slope of the Donggang Zari Glacier. The vegetation type around the lake is mainly Carex chinensis and Acacia purpurea steppe. The dataset is developed based on Google Earth images (2015) and related maps. The dataset is archived in .kmz and .shp data formats, it consists of 22 data files with data size of 2.07 MB (Compressed to 743 KB in two data files).

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Data Citation:

GOU Zhaojun,LIU Fenggui.Lexiewudan Lake, Qinghai Province of China[DB/OL].Global Change Research Data Publishing & Repository,2019.DOI:10.3974/geodb.2019.04.11.V1.

Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 LexiewudanLake.kmz 213.17kb DownLoad
2 LexiewudanLakeshp.rar 530.07kb DownLoad
Co-Sponsors

Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences

The Geographical Society of China

Parteners

Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) Task Group on Preservation of and Access to Scientific and Technical Data in/for/with Developing Countries (PASTD)

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Digital Linchao GeoMuseum