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Zhuonai Lake, Qinghai Province of China

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


Published:Jun. 2019

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Key Words:

Zhuonai Lake,Tibetan Plateau,Hoh Xil,saltwater lake,data encyclopedia


Zhuonai Lake is located at the center of Hoh Xil on the Tibet Plateau. It is a saltwater lake in the Zhiduo county, Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Qinghai Province, China. Zhuonai Lake, also named Hoton nol, means "Tibetan antelope" in Tibetan. The lake and its surrounding area is the most important area where the Tibetan antelope multiplies and produces children. The Lake’s geo-location is 35°29′42″N - 35°37′15″N, 91°48′31″E - 92°2′8″E. It is tadpole in shape, with Wuxuefeng Peak (5577.3 m a.s.l.), Xueyue Mountain (5548.8 m a.s.l.), Daxue Mountain (5863.4 m a.s.l.) in the north, Haozharijiu Mountain (5404.4 m a.s.l.), Yueba Mountain (5386m a.s.l.) in the south. The area of the lake is 158.25 km², and the shoreline is 80.16 km. The Zhuonai lake is in the semiarid alpine climate with annual average temperature of -3 ℃, annual average precipitation of 160 mm. The water in the lake mainly depends on the surface runoff, ice and snow melting water, underground diving and precipitation. The Zhuonai River, which originated from the WuxueFeng Mountain, is the largest surface runoff that flows into the lake. In addition, some water from intermittent rivers flows into the lake during the flood season. The dataset is developed based on Google Earth images (2015) and related maps. The dataset is archived in .kmz and .shp data formats, it is consisted of 15 data files with data size of 1.24 MB (Compressed to two data files with data size of 491 KB).

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Data Citation:

GOU Zhaojun, LIU Fenggui. Zhuonai Lake, Qinghai Province of China[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2019.

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ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 ZhuonaiLake.kmz 185.64KB
2 ZhuonaiLakeshp.rar 305.69KB