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Aksu River Basin and River System

GUI Dongwei1,2,3WANG Guangyan4LI Bofei1,2ZHANG Siyuan1,2LIU Yi1,2,3LIU Chuang5
1 State Key Laboratory of Desert and Oasis Ecology,Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Urumqi 830011,China2 Cele National Station of Observation and Research for Desert-Grassland Ecosystems,Cele 848300,China3 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100049,China4 Tarim River Administration Bureau,Korla 841003,China5 Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100101,China


Published:Sep. 2021

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Key Words:

Aksu River,Taxkan River,Tarim River,Basin,River System,Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region,data encyclopedia


The Aksu River Basin is the catchment area of the Aksu River and its upstream tributaries. The geolocation of Aksu basin of is between 40°10'53"N and 42°23'23"N, 75°05'19"E and 81°55'16"E. The basin area is 79604.83 km² (Albers projection) and its perimeter is 2840.75 km (Lambert projection). The Aksu River Basin is a transnational basin with about 71.93% of the total basin area in China (within the Aksu Administration Region and Kizilsu Kirgiz Autonomous Prefecture of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region); 27.83% in Kyrgyzstan and 0.14% in Kazakhstan. The Aksu River Basin contains 42 major rivers such as Aksu, Taxkan and Tarim rivers. Their main stream lengths are 127.66 km (Aksu), 360.18 km (Taxkan River), and 106.19 km (part of Tarim in Aksu basin), respectively. The dataset is consisted of (1) boundary data of the Aksu River Basin; (2) river system in the Aksu River Basin. The dataset is archived in .kmz and .shp data formats, and consists of 26 data files with data size of 63.60 MB (compressed to 3 files with 42.90 MB).

Foundation Item:

Tianshan Innovation Team(2020D14042); Chinese Academy of Sciences (2019)

Data Citation:

GUI Dongwei, WANG Guangyan, LI Bofei, ZHANG Siyuan, LIU Yi, LIU Chuang. Aksu River Basin and River System[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2021.


[1] NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Spacesystems, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team. ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model V003 [DB/OL]. 2018, distributed by NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC,
     [2] Editorial Committee of Encyclopedia of Rivers and Lakes in China. Encyclopedia of Rivers and Lakes in China, Section of River Basins in Northwest Region [M]. Beijing: China Water & Power Press, 2014.

Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 AksuBasinRiverSystem.kmz 5727.04KB
2 AksuRiverBasin&Systemshp.rar 22958.23KB
3 AksuRiverBasin.kmz 15305.85KB