Abstract: The carbon pool characteristics dataset in arid and semi-arid regions of China is simulated from the arid region-peculiar Arid Ecosystem Model (AEM). This dataset collects distributional data of the carbon stocks in arid and semi-arid regions of China from 1980 to 2014, with a spatial resolution of 50 km×50 km, and a study area of 27.6°–53.6°N, 73.4°–127.5°E. It covers half of the national territory including Xinjiang, Gansu, Inner Mongolia, Tibet, Qinghai, the west of Heilongjiang, Liaoning, and the north of Jilin, and Hebei, Shaanxi, Shanxi, and Ningxia. This dataset is an important part of the carbon stock characteristics database of China.
Keywords: AEM model; arid and semiarid; carbon pool