Dataset of river basins map over the TP(2016)

The data set was produced based on the SRTM DEM data collected by Space Shuttle Radar terrain mission in 2016, the reference data such as river, lake and other water system auxiliary data , using the arcgis hydrological model to analyze and extract the river network. There are 12 sub-basins over the Tibet Plateau, including AmuDayra、Brahmaputra、Ganges、Hexi、Indus、Inner、Mekong、Qaidam、Salween、Tarim、Yangtze、Yellow.

The outer boundary is based on the 2500-metre contour line and national boundaries.

Data file naming and use method

In shaplefile format, named AmuDayra、Brahmaputra、Ganges、Hexi、Indus、Inner、Mekong、Qaidam、Salween、Tarim、Yangtze、Yellow.
Can be opened by arcgis, Qgis and other GIS related software.

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ZHANG Guoqing. Dataset of river basins map over the TP(2016). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2019. doi: 10.11888/BaseGeography.tpe.249465.file. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

Related Literatures:

1. Zhang, G.Q., Yao, T.D., Xie, H.J., Kang, S.C., &Lei, Y.B. (2013). Increased mass over the Tibetan Plateau: From lakes or glaciers? Geophysical Research Letters, 40(10), 2125-2130.( View Details | Bibtex)

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East: 106.00 West: 66.00
South: 23.00 North: 44.00
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