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Dataset of Temporal-Spatial Distribution of Lakes in the Eight Deserts of China (2000-2019)

FENG Qiyu1,2LIU Kai*1FAN Chenyu1,3SONG Chunqiao1
1 Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology Chinese Academy of Sciences,Nanjing 210008,China2 School of Remote Sensing and Geomatics Engineering,Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology,Nanjing 210044,China3 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100049,China


Published:Sep. 2021

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Key Words:

Chinese deserts,lakes,temporal and spatial distribution,area changes,2000-2019


The Dataset of Temporal-Spatial Distribution of Lakes in the Eight Deserts of China (2000-2019) was developed based on the global surface water datasets (JRC GSW and GLAD), and the eight deserts in China (Taklimakan Desert, Gurbantunggut Desert, Kumtag Desert, Qaidam Desert, Badain Jaran Desert, Tengger Desert, Ulan Buh Desert, and Hobq Desert). The dataset includes the following data in eight deserts of China during 2000-2019: (1) the water maximum extent of lakes; (2) the permanent water extent of lakes; (3) Number and area of maximum water; (2) Number and area of permanent water. The dataset is archived in .shp and .xlsx data formats, and consists of 321 data files with data size of 32.3 MB (Compressed into one single file with 13.4 MB).Browse

Foundation Item:

Ministry of Science and Technology of P. R. China (2019YFA0607101); Chinese Academy of Sciences (XDA23100102)

Data Citation:

FENG Qiyu, LIU Kai*, FAN Chenyu, SONG Chunqiao. Dataset of Temporal-Spatial Distribution of Lakes in the Eight Deserts of China (2000-2019)[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2021.

FENG Qiyu, LIU Kai, FAN Chenyu, et al. Spatial distribution of Lakes across the eight desert areas of China (2000–2019) [J]. Journal of Global Change Data & Discovery, 2022, 6(1): 45–52.


[1] Pekel, J. F., Cottam, A., Gorelick, al. High-resolution mapping of global surface water and its long-term changes [J]. Nature, 2016(540): 418-422.
     [2] Pickens, A. H., Hansen, M. C., Hancher, M., et al. Mapping and sampling to characterize global inland water dynamics from 1999 to 2018 with full Landsat time-series [J]. Remote Sensing of Environment, 2020(243): 111792.

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ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 DesertLakes_2000-2019.rar 13739.12KB