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 part of the Namco in the east, the Gangdisê Mountains connect to the western part of the Nyainqetanglha Range. The Gangdisê Mountains are roughly parallel to the Himalayas and have a NW-SE trend. The Gangdisê Mountains are one of the most striking tectonic units in the southern margin of the Tibetan Plateau and Eurasia. The glacial types in the Gangdisê Mountains include polar glaciers in the western part and continental glaciers in the eastern part. This Gangdisê Mountains glacier dataset was developed by integrating several data sources: the revised First Chinese Glacier Inventory (FCGI), the Second Chinese Glacier Inventory (SCGI), Landsat OLI images for 2015–2016 and ASTER GDEM. At the same time, the information of glacier coding name, basin and so on was added to it. The dataset reflects the glacier distributions in the Gangdisê Mountains from 2015 to 2016, and can be used as the fundamental data for research on the glacier and climate changes in the region.
Keywords: glacier; 2016; Gangdisê Mountains