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Taiyang Lake, Qinghai Province of China

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


Published:May 2019

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Key Words:

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


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[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2019.

Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 TaiyangLake.kmz 32.98KB
2 TaiyangLakeshp.rar 56.72KB