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Incision Rate and Drainage Re-organization Analysis Dataset of Buyuan River Basin since the Late Pleistocene

GU Zhenkui1YAO Xin1FAN Hui2
1 Key Laboratory of Neotectonic Movement and Geological Hazards,Institute of Geomechanics,Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences,Beijing 100081,China2 Yunnan Key Laboratory of International Rivers and Transboundary Eco-Security,Institute of International Rivers and Eco-Security,Yunnan University,Kunming 650091,China


Published:May 2021

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Key Words:

Buyuan River,Steepness,Chi,longitudinal profile,drainage divide,Incision rate


Based on the integral approach proposed by Perron J. T. (2013), the steepness values of two steady reaches of the Buyuan River in the upper Lancang-Mekong were obtained, and the corresponding paleo-longitudinal profiles were re-constructed accordingly. The morphological dating method proposed by Demoulin A (2011, 2012) was used to estimate the decline time of the latest erosion base level in the basin. Finally, the incision rate and drainage re-organization analysis dataset of Buyuan River Basin in the upper Lancang-Mekong of China since the Late Pleistocene was developed. The dataset includes: (1) paleo-profiles and modern stream powers of the main channel; (2) χ values of the steady-state reach; (3) Morphological dating data; (4) strip profiles; (5) Strata along the main channel; (6) Chi values of stream network at 30 m, 100 m and 200 m. The dataset is archived in .xlsx and .shp data formats, and consists of 107 data files with data size of 121 MB (compressed to 1 file, 5.67 MB). The research paper based on this dataset was published in Journal of Geographical Science, Vol. 30, No. 9, 2020.

Foundation Item:

Ministry of Science and Technology of P. R. China (2018YFC1505002); National Natural Science Foundation of China (41672359, 41807299); China Three Gorges Corporation (YMJ(XLD)(19)110); China Geological Survey (DD20190717); China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (2019M653506)

Data Citation:

GU Zhenkui, YAO Xin, FAN Hui. Incision Rate and Drainage Re-organization Analysis Dataset of Buyuan River Basin since the Late Pleistocene[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2021.


[1] Demoulin, A. Basin and river profile morphometry: A new index with a high potential for relative dating of tectonic uplift [J]. Geomorphology, 2011, 126: 97-107.
     [2] Demoulin, A. Morphometric dating of the fluvial landscape response to a tectonic perturbation [J]. Geophysical Research Letters, 2012, 39(15): L15402.
     [3] Perron, J. T., Royden, L. An integral approach to bedrock river profile analysis [J]. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 2013, 38(6): 570–576.
     [4] Willett, S. D., McCoy, S. W., Perron, J. T., et al., Dynamic reorganization of river basins [J]. Science, 2014, 343(6175): 1117-1126.

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ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 Profile_ChiValue_BuyuanRiver.rar 5812.64KB