The monthly mean air temperature in the Qilian Mountains on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (1980-2013)

This dataset includes the monthly air temperature at 2 m in the Qilian Mountain area on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau during 1980 to 2013. The dataset was obtained from the ERA-interim reanalysis product. The ERA-interim system includes a 4-dimensional variational analysis (4D-Var). The quality of the data has been improved using the bias correction of satellite data. The spatial resolution of the dataset is 0.125°. The dataset includes the grid data of the air temperature in the Qilian Mountain area during the past 30 years, and provides a basic data for the studies such as climatic change, ecosystem succession, and earth system models.

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The file name is Air temperature from ERA-interim during 1980-2013 in Qilian Mountain area. The first and second columns of the data are longitude and Latitude, and then the data are the monthly mean air temperature at 2 m height. The file is Excel file, and can be directly copy or imported.

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WU Xiaodong. The monthly mean air temperature in the Qilian Mountains on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (1980-2013). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2019. DOI: 10.11888/Meteoro.tpdc.270478. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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

the Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences (No:XDA20100103) [XDA20100103]

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Geographic coverage
East: 104.00 West: 95.00
South: 36.00 North: 40.00
  • Temporal resolution: Monthly
  • Spatial resolution: 10km
  • File size: 11 MB
  • Views: 2,041
  • Downloads: 41
  • Access: Open Access
  • Temporal coverage: 1980-01-07 To 2014-01-06
  • Updated time: 2019-07-29
: WU Xiaodong  

Distributor: National Tibetan Plateau Data Center


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