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Water System, Basin and Elevation Classification Dataset in Minfeng of China

GUI Dongwei1,2,3LI Bofei1,2ZHANG Siyuan1,2LIU Chuang4
1 State Key Laboratory of Desert and Oasis Ecology,Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Urumqi 830011,China2 Cele National Station of Observation and Research for Desert-Grassland Ecosystems,Cele 848300,China3 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100049,China4 Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100101,China


Published:Aug. 2022

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Key Words:

Yatongguzi River,Niya River,Andir River,Minfeng,basin,elevation,Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region,data encyclopedia


The Minfeng water system refers to the river system composed of Yatongguzi River, Niya River, Andir River and their tributaries etc., which maintains the existence of Minfeng Oasis. The main stream lengths of Yatongguzi River, Niya River and Andir River are 317.72 km, 228.39 km, and 215.94 km, separately (Lambert projection). The mountainous part of the Minfeng Rivers’ Basin is the catchment area of the Minfeng Rivers and their upstream tributaries. The geolocation of the mountainous part of Minfeng Rivers’ Basin is between 36°11'41" N and 36°56'58" N, 82°13'10" E and 84°30'49" E. The area of this basin is 8905.28 km² (Albers projection) and its perimeter is 632.00 km (Lambert projection). The regional elevation is all above 2000 m, and is classified as 9 classes. The area below 2500 m is classified one class, while the area above 2500 m is classified at 500 m intervals. The dataset was developed based on Google Earth images, ASTER GDEM 30m and in situ data. The dataset is consisted of: (1) Minfeng water system; (2) boundary data of the mountainous part of the Minfeng Rivers’ Basin; (3) elevation classification data of the Basin. The dataset is archived in .kmz, .shp and .tif data formats, and consists of 32 data files with data size of 12.3 MB (compressed to 3 files with 8.74 MB).

Foundation Item:

Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (2020D14042)

Data Citation:

GUI Dongwei, LI Bofei, ZHANG Siyuan, LIU Chuang. Water System, Basin and Elevation Classification Dataset in Minfeng of China[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2022.


[1] NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space systems, U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team. ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model V003. 2018, distributed by NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC,
     [2] Editorial Committee of Encyclopedia of Rivers and Lakes in China. Encyclopedia of Rivers and Lakes in China: section of river basins in Northwest Region [M]. Beijing: China Water & Power Press, 2014.
     [3] Gui, D. W., Xue, J., Liu, Y., et al. Minfeng Oasis [J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2020.

Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 MinfengWaterSystem&MtBasinElvc.rar 5292.33KB
2 MinfengWaterSystem.kmz 2464.12KB
3 MtPartofMinfengRiversBasin.kmz 1200.70KB