Abstract: Solar radiation controls biological, chemical and other processes in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and lithosphere. Solar radiation is energy source for forest ecosystem, power to maintain and develop the ecosystem, and has important effects on plant photosynthesis, transpiration and carbon exchange. Gongga Mountain is located in southeast edge of Tibetan Plateau, and is a typical and representative alpine ecosystem. According to the protocols for standard radiation observation and measurement of Chinese Ecosystem Research Network, the Alpine Ecosystem Observation and Experiment Station of Gongga Mountain, Chinese Academic of Sciences has been carrying out long-term radiation monitoring. In this dataset, we report 22 radiation indicators (total 97 KB) collected from the automatic radiation system after data processing and quality control and assessment during 1998–2018. It provides basic data for carbon cycle, water cycle and energy cycle of alpine ecosystem under global change.
Keywords: radiation; alpine ecosystem; Gongga Mountain; carbon cycle; energy cycle