Climate suitability dataset of the Green Silk Road Countries (1981-2017)

Referring to the temperature-humidity index formula proposed by J.E. Oliver in 1973, the temperature-humidity index of thethe Green Silk Road Countries(GSRCs) is calculated based on the annual average temperature and relative humidity. The climate suitability assessment of human settlements of the GSRCs is carried out on the basis of the temperature-humidity index. the climate suitability of human settlements in different areas of GSRCs can be divided into five categories: Non-suitable area,Critically suitable area, Low suitable area, Moderately suitable area and High suitable area, based on the distribution characteristics of temperature-humidity index and its correlation with population distribution, according to the regional characteristics and differences of temperature and relative humidity, and referring to the physiological climate evaluation standard of temperature-humidity index.

File naming and required software

File name: Climate suitability dataset is stored in TIF format, and the file name is "thi_fenqu.tif". Thi is the abbreviation of temperature-humidity index.
Data reading mode: Open with ArcGIS software. The value of 1,2,3,4,5 in attribute table represents non-suitable area,critically suitable area, low suitable area, moderately suitable area and high suitable area, respectively.

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FENG Zhiming, LIN Yumei. Climate suitability dataset of the Green Silk Road Countries (1981-2017). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2020. DOI: 10.11888/Socioeco.tpdc.270443. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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References literature

1.Oliver J. E. (1973). Climate and Man’s environment: an introduction to applied climatology. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (View Details )

Support Program

Pan-Third Pole Environment Study for a Green Silk Road-A CAS Strategic Priority A Program (No:XDA20000000)

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Geographic coverage
East: 180.00 West: 180.00
South: 11.00 North: 82.00
  • Temporal resolution: 10 year < x < 100 year
  • Spatial resolution: <= 1 m
  • File size: 117 MB
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  • Access: Open Access
  • Temporal coverage: 1981-01-09 To 2018-01-08
  • Updated time: 2021-04-19
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