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Classification Dataset of Asia Glacial Lakes and Their Maximum Areas (1980s-2019)

MA Jinsong1,2SONG Chunqiao*1WANG Yanjun2ZHANG Dapeng1,3
1 Key Laboratory of Watershed Geographic Sciences,Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Nanjing 210008,China2 School of Geographical Sciences,Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology,Nanjing 210044,China3 School of Surveying and Land Information Engineering,Henan Polytechnic University,Jiaozuo 454000,China


Published:Nov. 2021

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Key Words:

Asia,Glacial lake,classification,maximum area,1980s-2019


The Classification Dataset of Asia Glacial Lakes and Their Maximum Areas (1980s-2019) was developed based on the JRC Global Surface Water (GSW) dataset together with visual interpretation and quality control. According to the relationship between lakes and glaciers, glacial lakes can be divided into glacier-fed lakes and non-glacier-fed lakes. There are 2 types and 4 subtypes are identified. The dataset includes: (1) spatial distribution of maximum area of glacial lakes in Asia during 1980s-2019; (2) statistics of the number and area of glacial lakes at different size, type and elevation scales in the Asia during 1980s-2019. The dataset is archived in .shp and .xlsx data formats, and consists of 9 data files with data size of 21.8 MB (Compressed to one single file with 4.92 MB).Browse

Foundation Item:

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

Data Citation:

MA Jinsong, SONG Chunqiao*, WANG Yanjun, ZHANG Dapeng. Classification Dataset of Asia Glacial Lakes and Their Maximum Areas (1980s-2019)[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2021.

MA Jinsong, SONG Chunqiao, WANG Yanjun, et al. Dataset of maximum extent and type of glacial lake in the Asia (1980s–2019) [J]. Journal of Global Change Data & Discovery, 2022, 6(2): 200–208.


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Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 GlacialLakeAsia_1980s-2019.rar 5047.48KB