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Dataset of Shule River Oasis, River System, Mountainous Catchment and Elevation Classification

GUI Dongwei1,2,3LIN Jingwu1,2,3LI 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. 2023

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Key Words:

Shule River,Jiuquan,oasis,catchment,elevation,Gansu,data encyclopedia


The Shule River Oasis is located in Dunhuang, Yumen, Guazhou, Jinta and Subei Mongol Autonomous County in Jiuquan, Gansu Province of China. The geo-location of the Shule River Oasis is between 39°27'56"N and 40°24'35"N, 94°09'01"E and 98°10'54"E. The Shule River Oasis consists of 73 oases with a total area of 5,713.53 km² (Albers). The largest oasis covers an area of 2,439.29 km². The rivers that nourish the Shule River oasis are mainly Shule River and its tributaries. The main stream of the Shule River is 813.28 km long. The geo-location of the mountainous part of Shule River catchment is between 38°12′50″N and 40°01′47″N, 94°41′41″E and 98°59′12″E. The area of the mountainous part is 34,853.30 km². The elevation of this part of the catchment was divided into 9 types. The dataset is consisted of (1) boundary data of the Oasis; (2) river system; (3) boundary data of the mountainous part of the catchment; (4) elevation classification data of the mountainous part of the catchment. The dataset is archived in .kmz, .shp and .tif data formats, and consists of 66 data files with data size of 118 MB (compressed into 5 files with 23.8 MB).

Foundation Item:

Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (2022D01E099)

Data Citation:

GUI Dongwei, LIN Jingwu, LI Bofei, ZHANG Siyuan, LIU Chuang. Dataset of Shule River Oasis, River System, Mountainous Catchment and Elevation Classification[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2023.


     [1] NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems, U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team. ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model V003 [DB/OL]. Distributed by NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC, 2018.
     [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.

Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 Lake&Reservoir.kmz 128.35KB
2 M.ShuleRiversBasin.kmz 122.33KB
3 ShuleRiverBasinOasis.kmz 6254.70KB
4 ShuleRiverOasisBasinEVC.rar 12556.34KB
5 ShuleRiverSystem.kmz 5396.14KB