The lakes larger than 1k㎡ in Tibetan Plateau (V1.0) (1970s, 1990, 2000, 2010)

The dataset includes vector map of the lakes larger than 1k㎡ on Tibetan Plateau in 1970s, 1990, 2000, 2010.

The lake boundry data was extracted from remote sensing image like Landsat MSS, TM, ETM+, by means of visual interpretation.

The data type is vector data, and it's attribute class includes Area (km²).

The Projected Coordinate System is Albers Conical Equal Area.

It is mainly used in the study of changes in lakes, hydrological and meteorological on the Tibetan Plateau.

Data file naming and use method

The data file is named Lake_TP_XXXX, where XXXX represents the year (eg. Lake_TP_1970s). The data can be viewed and edited by ArcGIS software.

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ZHANG Guoqing. The lakes larger than 1k㎡ in Tibetan Plateau (V1.0) (1970s, 1990, 2000, 2010). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2019. doi: 10.11888/Lake.tpe.249481.file. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

Related Literatures:

1. Zhang, G.Q., Yao,T.D., Xie, H.J., Zhang, K.X., & Zhu, F.J. (2014). Lakes' state and abundance across the Tibetan Plateau. Chinese Science Bulletin, 59(24), doi: 10.1007/s11434-014-0258-x.( View Details | Bibtex)

Using this data, the data citation is required to be referenced and the related literatures are suggested to be cited.

Support Program

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

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To respect the intellectual property rights, protect the rights of data authors,expand servglacials of the data center, and evaluate the application potential of data, data users should clearly indicate the source of the data and the author of the data in the research results generated by using the data (including published papers, articles, data products, and unpublished research reports, data products and other results). For re-posting (second or multiple releases) data, the author must also indicate the source of the original data.

Example of acknowledgement statement is included below: The data set is provided by National Tibetan Plateau Data Center (

License: This work is licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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