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Recoding Dataset on Time Series of Glacial Lakes in Himalaya, China (1970s – 2010)

WANG Xin1,2CHAI Kaiguo1LIAO Shufen3
1Department of Geography,Hunan University of Science & Technology,Xiangtan 411201,China2Sate Key Laboratory of soil engineering,Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute,CAS,Lanzhou 730000,China3College of Resources and Environmental Science,Hunan Normal University,Changsha 410081,China


Published:Jul. 2016

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Key Words:

Himalaya,China,Glacial lake,Recording,watershed,Journal of Natural Resources


Glacial Lakes are distributed in Himalaya Mountains widely. Glacial lake changes record the climate change in this special region. The Recoding Dataset on Time Series of Glacial Lakes in Himalaya, China (1970s – 2010) covers all area of Himalaya Mountains in China side. According to the Glacial Recording Standard of China, 39 watersheds had been identified based on the SRTM and Landsat images. Together with the Glacial Recording and Statistics of China, based on the air photos in 1970s, Landsat TM/ETM images in 1990, 2000, 2010 and the in situ data by filed surveying, the time series of glacial lake distribution data in 1971s, 1991, 2000, 2010 were developed. The dataset including the following data: (1) 39 watershed boundaries data of Himalayas, China; (2) 1749 glacial lakes distribution GIS data in 1970s; (3) 1670 glacial lakes distribution GIS data in 1990; (4) 1644 glacial lake distribution GIS data in 2000; (5) 1744 glacial lake distribution GIS data in 2010; and (6) statistics of the time series of glacial lake changes in Himalaya, China. The dataset is archived in .shp, .xls, and .kmz formats with the data size of 7.30MB. The analysis paper was published in the Journal of Natural Resources, No. 2, Vol.30, 2015.

Foundation Item:

Natural Science Foundation of China (41271091,41271095);Ministry of Science and Technology of China (2013FY111400, SKLFSE201102);Hunan Province (2012001)

Data Citation:

WANG Xin,CHAI Kaiguo,LIAO Shufen.Recoding Dataset on Time Series of Glacial Lakes in Himalaya, China (1970s – 2010)[DB/OL].Global Change Research Data Publishing & Repository,2016.DOI:10.3974/geodb.2016.04.20.V1.

Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 BND_Watershed_Himalayas.kmz 239.93KB DownLoad
2 GlaciaLakeHimalayaChina_1970s–2010.rar 3329.14KB DownLoad
3 GlacialLake_1970s.kmz 630.40KB DownLoad
4 GlacialLake_1990.kmz 1249.88KB DownLoad
5 GlacialLake_2000.kmz 1021.34KB DownLoad
6 GlacialLake_2010.kmz 1013.94KB DownLoad

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