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Dataset of Oasis, River System and Elevation Classification in Tashkurgan River Basin

GUI Dongwei1,2,3LIN Jingwu1,2,3QIAOYUAN·Wuyiheng1,2,4QU Jia1,2,5ZHANG Siyuan1,2LIU Chuang6
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 Xinjiang Normal University,College of Geographic Sciences and Tourism,Urumqi 830054,China5 Xinjiang University,School of Mathematics and System Science,Urumqi 830046,China6 Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100101,China


Published:Sep. 2023

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Key Words:

Tashkurgan River,Tashkurgan Tajik Autonomous County,oasis,catchment,elevation,Xinjiang,data encyclopedia


Tashkurgan River Basin is located in Tashkurgan Tajik Autonomous County and Aketao County, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. The geo-location of the Tashkurgan River Basin is between 36°42′58″N and 38°17′2″N, 74°26′43″E and 74°26′43″E. The basin covers an area of 11,551.06 km² (Albers). The elevation of the Basin was divided into 11 types. The Tashkurgan River and its tributaries are the main source of water nourishing the Tashkurgan River oasis. The length of the Tashkurgan River is 272.60 km (Lambert). The Tashkurgan River Oasis is in Tashkurgan Tajik Autonomous County. Its geo-location is between 37°4'58"N and 38°12'4"N, 74°54'47"E and 75°40'42"E. The oasis consists of 34 dispersed oases with a total area of 416.63 km², which covers 3.61 percent of the basin area. The largest oasis covers an area of 281.18 km², which is 67.49 percent of the total oasis area. The dataset is consisted of (1) boundary data of the oasis; (2) the rivers and lakes; (3) boundary data of the Catchment; (4) elevation classification data of the catchment. The dataset is archived in .kmz, .shp and .tif data formats, and consists of 66 data files with data size of 111 MB (compressed into 5 files with 8.49 MB).

Foundation Item:

Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (2022D01E099)

Data Citation:

GUI Dongwei, LIN Jingwu, QIAOYUAN·Wuyiheng, QU Jia, ZHANG Siyuan, LIU Chuang. Dataset of Oasis, River System and Elevation Classification in Tashkurgan River Basin[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 TashkurganOasisRiverBasinEVC.rar 4981.98KB
2 TashkurganRiverBasin.kmz 430.94KB
3 TashkurganRiverOasis.kmz 2647.96KB
4 TashkurganRiverSystem.kmz 596.11KB
5 XiabandiReservoir.kmz 43.28KB