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Eco-regional Boundary Data of the Roof of the World

LIU Chuang1SHI Ruixiang1CHEN Wenbo2
1 Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing,China2 Department of Environmental Design and Governance,Keio University,Japan


Published:Jun. 2014

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Key Words:

Roof of the World,Qinghai-Tibet Plateau,Hindu Kush Himalaya,Eco-region,Boundary data,Acta Geographica Sinica


The region of the Roof of the World is the highest region in the world, which covers the Qinghai Tibet Plateau, the Hengduan Mountains, the Himalaya Mountains, the Hindu Kush, and the Pamir Plateau of nine countries, including China, Burma, Nepal, Bhutan, Indian, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan. We have produced eco-regional boundary data both in Google Earth .kmz and Arc/Info shp formats, using scenarios of elevation more than 4000 meters above sea level, land slopes more than 7 degrees, and integrated with the remote sensing images. Our boundary around the region is 22,089 km, with the total area of the region being 4,000,947 km2. Each of the 40 geographical parts of the boundary is identified and coded.Browse

Foundation Item:

Chinese Academy of Sciences(2010):INF0-115-C01-SDB3-02

Data Citation:

LIU Chuang, SHI Ruixiang, CHEN Wenbo. Eco-regional Boundary Data of the Roof of the World[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2014.

LIU Chuang,SHI Ruixiang,CHEN Wenbo. Eco-regional Boundary Data of the Roof of the World [J]. ACTA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA. 2014(Suppl.): 104-112.

Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 ROTWBND.kmz 697.34KB
2 1102.90KB
3 ROTW_China.kmz 445.98KB
4 748.69KB