The digital elevation model of the Tibetan Plateau (2000)

This data set is a digital elevation model of the Tibetan Plateau and can be used to assist in analysis and research of basic geographic information for the Tibetan Plateau.

The raw data were the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) data, which were provided by Global Land Cover Network (GLCN), and the raw data were framing data , using the WGS84 coordinate system, including latitude and longitude, with a spatial resolution of 3″. After the mosaic processing, the Nodata (null data) generated in the mosaic process were interpolated and filled. After filling, the projection conversion process was performed to generate data as Albers equal area conical projection. After the conversion projection, the spatial resolution of the data was 90 m. Finally, the boundary of the Tibetan Plateau was used for cutting to obtain DEM data.

This data table has two fields.

Field 1: value

Data type: long integer

Interpretation: altitude elevation

Unit: m

Field 2: count

Data type: long integer

Interpretation: The number of map spots corresponding to the altitude elevation

Data accuracy: spatial resolution: 90 m

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Global Land Cover Network. The digital elevation model of the Tibetan Plateau (2000). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2018. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

Related Literatures:

1. Farr, T.G., Rosen, P.A., Caro, E., Crippen, R., Duren, R., Hensley, S., Kobrick, M., Paller, M., Rodriguez, E., Roth, L., Seal, D., Shaffer, S., Shimada, J., Umland, J., Werner, M., Oskin, M., Burbank, D., Alsdorf, D. (2007), The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, Rev. Geophys., 45, RG2004. View Details | Bibtex)

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Geographic coverage
East: 104.00 West: 73.00
South: 28.00 North: 38.00
  • Spatial resolution: m
  • File size: 403 MB
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  • Downloads: 83
  • Access: Open Access
  • Temporal coverage: 2000-02-19 To 2000-03-01
  • Updated time: 2019-08-16
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Distributor: National Tibetan Plateau Data Center


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