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【Ice, Snow and Environment Over High Asia】Released online:Nov. 17, 2021 52 0

A dataset of surge-type glaciers in the High Mountain Asia based on elevation change and satellite imagery

Mingyang Lv, Huadong Guo, Shiyong Yan et al.
Keywords: High Mountain Asia;surge-type glaciers;optical satellite images;digital elevation model;DEM co-registration

Abstract:The High Mountain Asia, which encompasses the Tibet Plateau and neighboring mountainous regions, is home to the largest number of glaciers outside the Earth’s polar regions. Since the end of the 20th century, global warming has caused dr...

【Ice, Snow and Environment Over High Asia】Released online:Nov. 9, 2021 61 0

A dataset of lakes in Qinghai province with an area above 1.0 km2 in 2020

Zhang Hongfang, Yao Xiaojun, Wang Yu et al.
Keywords: Lake;Qinghai province;Sentinel-2;NDWI;NDVI

Abstract:Qinghai province (31°39′~39°19′N, 89°35′~103°04′E) is located in the northeastern part of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. As the source region of the Yangtze River, the Yellow River and the Lantsang River, it is known as the China Water Tow...

【Ice, Snow and Environment Over High Asia】Published: June 28, 2021 Volume 6, Issue 2 1493 13

A glacier vector dataset in the Three-River Headwaters region during 2000–2019

Zhang Yuan, Yao Xiaojun, Zhou Sugang et al.
Keywords: glacier;Landsat;Three-River Headwaters;the Yellow River;the Yangtze River;the Mekong River

Abstract:The Three-River Headwaters (TRH) region (89°45'–102°23'E, 31°39'–36°12'N), located in the southern part of Qinghai Province and the central-eastern part of the Tibetan Plateau, is an important water conservation area and the key area for...

【Ice, Snow and Environment Over High Asia】Published: June 28, 2021 Volume 6, Issue 2 1508 35

A glacier vector dataset in the Qaidam Basin from 1977 to 2018

Zhou Sugang, Yao Xiaojun, Zhang Yuan et al.
Keywords: glacier;Landsat images;Qaidam Basin

Abstract:The Qaidam Basin (34°41′N–39°20′N, 87°49′E–101°11′E), a closed inland basin located in the northeastern Tibetan Plateau and surrounded by the Qilian Mountains, Altun Mountains and Kunlun Mountains, extends across Qinghai Province, Gansu ...

【Ice, Snow and Environment Over High Asia】Published: June 28, 2020 Volume 5, Issue 2 3286 35

A dataset of outlines of glacial lakes with an area of no less than 0.05 km2 in the Koshi River basin from 1967 to 2014

Zhang Dahong, Gong Peng, Yao Xiaojun et al.
Keywords: glacial lake;Koshi River;visual interpretation;Tibetan Plateau

Abstract:There are numerous glaciers and glacial lakes in the Koshi River basin. The coverage rate of glaciers reaches 9.78% and the number of glacial lakes is 221. The distribution and change of glacial lakes in this region are the most importan...

【Ice, Snow and Environment Over High Asia】Published: June 12, 2020 Volume 5, Issue 2 3190 23

A dataset of glacier boundary in the Tanggula Mountains in 1991 and 2015

Duan Hongyu, Yao Xiaojun, Liu Shiyin et al.
Keywords: glacier;remote sensing images;dataset;Tanggula Mountains

Abstract:Located in the central part of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (31°15′–34°45′N, 90°23′–95°52′E), Tanggula Mountains are bordered by the Zulkkora Mountains to the west and by the Bu’gyai Kangri to the east, stretching about 500 km from NW to SE...

【Ice, Snow and Environment Over High Asia】Published: June 12, 2020 Volume 5, Issue 2 3717 14

A dataset of boundary and length of glaciers in the Altun Mountains in 2016

Zhang Cong, Yao Xiaojun, Zhang Dahong
Keywords: glacier;boundary;centerline;length;Altun Mountains

Abstract:TheAltun mountains is located in the northern edge of the Tibet Plateau. It is the boundary of the Tarim Basin and the Qaidam Basin, which is bounded by the Dangjinshan pass and the upper reaches of the Qiemo River. Glaciers in the A...

【Ice, Snow and Environment Over High Asia】Published: Feb. 12, 2020 Volume 5, Issue 1 4939 56

A dataset of glacial vector in the Gangdisê Mountains in 2016

Liu Juan, Yao Xiaojun, Cao Juan et al.
Keywords: glacier;2016;Gangdisê Mountains

Abstract:The Gangdisê Mountains (29°14′–33°42′ N, 78°52′–90°03′ E) extend across the southeastern part of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Starting at Sassel Ridge in the south-eastern part of the Karakorum in the west and ending at the southwest par...

【Ice, Snow and Environment Over High Asia】Published: Oct. 22, 2019 Volume 4, Issue 4 1512 8

A dataset of glacier length changes in the Chinese Altay Mountains (1959 – 2016)

Jin Huian, Yao Xiaojun, Zhang Dahong
Keywords: glacier length;glacier centerline;glacier inventory;Altay Mountains

Abstract:Located in the northernmost part of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the Altay Mountains host glaciers in China’s highest latitude. Over the past decades, glaciers in this region dramatically receded under the impact of global warming. ...

【Ice, Snow and Environment Over High Asia】Published: Sept. 23, 2019 Volume 4, Issue 3 5376 55

A dataset of spatial distribution of degree-day factors for glaciers in High Mountain Asia

Zhang Yong, Shiyin Liu, Xin Wang
Keywords: glacier melt;degree-day factor;degree-day model;water resources;High Mountain Asia

Abstract:The degree-day model, a widely used approach for ice and snow melt computation, rests upon a relationship between snow or ice melt and air temperature that is usually expressed in the form of positive temperature. The degree-day factor (...