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Taiyang Lake, Qinghai Province of China


GOU Zhaojun1LIU Fenggui1
1Department of Geographic Sciences,Qinghai Normal University,Xining 810008,China

DOI:10.3974/geodb.2019.04.06.V1

Published:May 2019

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Key Words:

Taiyang Lake,Tibetan Plateau,Hoh Xil,freshwater lake,data encyclopedia

Abstract:

Taiyang Lake, called as “Moheyingen” in Tibetan, is located in southwest of Bukadaban Peak, and north of the Tibetan Plateau. It is the deepest lake in Qinghai Province with maximum water depth of about 43 m, a unique freshwater lake in the nature reserve of Hoh Xil. Its geo-location is between 35°53′11″N and 35°57′56″N, 90°33′4″E and 90°43′20″E. The lake is in semi-arid climate area with annual average temperature of -3 ℃ and annual precipitation of 100 – 150 mm. The area of the Taiyang Lake is 101.18 km² and the lake shoreline is 43.06 km. The water in the lake mainly depends on ice and snow melting water, surface runoff and groundwater infiltration. There are dozens of rivers, including Taidong River and Taixi River, which originate from Bukadaban Peak Glacier, Malan Mountain Glacier, Weixue Mountain Glacier, and flow into the lake by underground infiltration. The water in the lake flows through the Hongshui River into the Dongtai Ginaier Salt Lake in the Qaidam. The dataset is developed based on Google Earth images (2015) and related maps. The dataset is archived in .kmz and .shp data formats, and consists of 15 data files with data size of 228 KB (Compressed to two data files with data size of 89.6 KB).

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Data Citation:

GOU Zhaojun,LIU Fenggui.Taiyang Lake, Qinghai Province of China[DB/OL].Global Change Research Data Publishing & Repository,2019.DOI:10.3974/geodb.2019.04.06.V1.

Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 TaiyangLake.kmz 32.98kb DownLoad
2 TaiyangLakeshp.rar 56.72kb DownLoad
Co-Sponsors

Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences

The Geographical Society of China

Parteners

Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) Task Group on Preservation of and Access to Scientific and Technical Data in/for/with Developing Countries (PASTD)

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

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