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Lake Manasarovar

GAO Yi1ZHOU Qiang1,2LIU Fenggui1,2
1School of Geographical Sciences,Qinghai Normal University,Xining 810008,China2Academy of Plateau Science and Sustainability,Xining 810008,China


Published:Jul. 2020

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Key Words:

Lake Manasarovar,Qinghai-Tibet Plateau,Tibet,data encyclopedia


Lake Manasarovar (Lake Manasarovar), also known as Lake Mafamu, means "eternal undefeated lake" in local language. It is located between 30°33′43″ N and 30°47′04″N, 81°21′51″ E and 81°36′44″ E, in Pulan County, Ali Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region, China. It is one of the three sacred lakes in Tibet, including Manasarovar, Namtso, and Yambdrok. It is located at the rifted structural basin between Gangdise and Himalayas. the water area of the Lake Manasarovar was 412.14 km², and the shoreline of the lake was 90.02 km in 2015. The dataset is developed based on Google Earth images (2015) and related maps in Tibet. The dataset is archived in .shp and .kmz formats and consists of 16 data files with a data size of 616 KB (compressed to 2 files with 243KB).

Foundation Item:

Ministry of Science and Technology of P. R. China (2019QZKK0603, 2019YFA0606902)

Data Citation:

GAO Yi,ZHOU Qiang,LIU Fenggui.Lake Manasarovar[DB/J].Global Change Data Repository,2020.DOI:10.3974/geodb.2020.04.03.V1.

Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 LakeManasarovar.kmz 91.22KB
2 LakeManasarovarshp.rar 152.14KB

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The Geographical Society of China


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