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Houtao Plain Oasis

GUI Dongwei1,2,3LIN Jingwu1,2,3CHUN Xi4LIU Chuang5
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 College of Geography Sciences,Inner Mongolia Normal University,Hohhot 830046,China5 Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100101,China


Published:Jan. 2024

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Key Words:

Bayannur,Houtao Plain,Hetao Plain,oasis,Inner Mongolia,data encyclopedia


The Houtao Plain Oasis is part of the Hetao Plain Oasis, located in Bayannur, Ordos, Baotou, Wuhai and Alxa League of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Its geolocation is between 39°17′2″N and 41°19′20″N, 106°10′15″E and 110°12′42″E. The Houtao Plain Oasis is the easternmost oasis in China, bordered by Langshan Mountain to the north, Yinchuan Plain Oasis to the south, Ulanbuhe Desert to the southwest, and Baotou to the east. The Houtao Plain Oasis covers an area of 19,989.11 km² (Albers). The Houtao Plain Oasis was formed by the alluvial and siltation of the Yellow River. The dataset was developed based on Google Earth images in 2020 combined with other references. The dataset is archived in .kmz and .shp data formats, and consists of 17 data files with data size of 28.5 MB (compressed into 2 files with 11.4 MB).

Foundation Item:

National Natural Science Foundation of China (42171042)

Data Citation:

GUI Dongwei, LIN Jingwu, CHUN Xi, LIU Chuang. Houtao Plain Oasis[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2024.


     [1] Shen, Y. C., Wang, J. W., Wu, G. H., et al. Oasis of China [M]. Kaifeng: Henan University Press. 2001.
     [2] Editorial Committee of the Encyclopedia of China. Encyclopedia of China: Geography of China [M]. Beijing: Encyclopedia of China Publishing House, 2002.
     [3] Gui, D. W., Lin, J. W., Zhang, H. Y., et al. Yinchuan Plain Oasis [J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2023.

Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 HoutaoPlainOasis.kmz 5241.80KB
2 HoutaoPlainOasisshp.rar 6493.27KB