Other Data Paper Zone II Versions ZH3 Vol 5 (3) 2020
A dataset of human footprint over the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau during 1990–2015
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Abstract & Keywords
Abstract: In the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (QTP) where the ecological system is fragile and sensitive, increasing human activities have led to a series of ecological and environmental issues, which provoked social controversies in the recent years. A comprehensive spatial dataset that records human activity intensity is thus critical to analyze the impact of human activities on the alpine ecosystem of the QTP. It would also be very important for regulating human activities and regional sustainable development. In this study, the human footprint index method was adopted to evaluate the intensity of human activity on the QTP, which used six types of spatial data as indicators of human activities, including population density, land use, grazing density, night lighting, railway and road. The dataset records indicators of human activity intensity in the six phases, namely, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015.
Keywords: Qinghai-Tibet Plateau; human activity intensity; human footprint
Dataset Profile
TitleA dataset of human footprint over the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau during 1990–2015
Data authorsDuan Quntao, Luo Lihui
Data corresponding authorLuo Lihui (luolh@lzb.ac.cn)
Time range1990–2015
Geographical scopeQinghai-Tibet Plateau
Spatial resolution1 km
Data volume53.9 MB
Data formatTIFF
Data service system<http://www.dx.doi.org/10.11922/sciencedb.933>
Sources of fundingNational Key R&D Program of China (2019YFC0507405, 2018YFB1502800); The National Natural Science Foundation of China (41871065); The Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (XDA23060303).
Dataset compositionThis dataset includes human footprints data products for six time periods in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, stored as a compressed file named “A dataset of human footprint over the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau during 1990–2015.zip”. It consists of six TIFF files named after the respective years, with a total data volume of 53.9 MB.
Article and author information
Duan Quntao
Luo Lihui
Publication records
Released: Jan. 6, 2020 ( VersionsZH2
Published: Aug. 9, 2020 ( VersionsZH3