Dataset of the multi-year average of relative humidity for the Green Silk Road (Version 1.0)

Temperature-humidity index (THI) was adopted to evalulate the climate suitability for the Green Silk Road. The relative humidity isone of the basic parameters to calculate THI. Refering to theTHI model of Tanget al. (2008), the multi-year average of relative humidity is calculted based on the observation data (1981-2017) of weather stations provided by National Meteorological Information Center. The multi-year average values were interpolated into the raster dataset at the resolution of 11km×1km by Kriging method based on GIS software. The climate suitability evaluation results calculated based on this dataset could highlight regional differences.

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In .tif format, can be opened and analysed by ArcGIS software.

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FENG Zhiming. Dataset of the multi-year average of relative humidity for the Green Silk Road (Version 1.0). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2019. doi: 10.11888/Socioeco.tpdc.270481. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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1. Tang, Y., Feng, Z.M., & Yang, Y.Z. (2008). Evaluation of climate suitability for human settlement in China. Resources Science, 30(5), 648-653.( View Details | Bibtex)

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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
  • Spatial resolution: km
  • File size: 110 MB
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  • Temporal coverage: 2010-01-12 To 2011-01-11
  • Updated time: 2019-08-03
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