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Dataset of Oasis, River System and Elevation Classification in Barkol Lake Basin

GUI Dongwei1,2,3LI Bofei1,2ZHANG Siyuan1,2ZHOU Yihao1,4LIU 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 School of Material and Energy,Lanzhou University,Lanzhou 730000,China5 Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100101,China


Published:Feb. 2023

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Key Words:

Barkol Lake,Liutiao River,Hami,oasis,basin,elevation,Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region,data encyclopedia


Barkol Lake Basin is located in Hami, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. The geo-location of the basin is between 43°16'33" N and 43°51'47"N, 92°07'12"E and 93°58'30"E. The basin area is 5,647.22 km² and the perimeter is 455.89 km. About 81.50% of the total area is in Barkol Kazakh Autonomous County, 9.37% in Yiwu, and 9.13% in Yizhou District of Hami. The Barkol Lake Basin Oasis consists of 24 oases with a total area of 1,468.79 km². The largest oasis covers an area of 1,402.82 km². There are more than 30 small rivers in the basin, and the longest one is Liutiao River and its main stream length is 111.71 km. Barkol Lake is located at 43°40′16″N, 92°49′19″E, and its water area is 55.16 km², its perimeter is 37.94 km in 2020. The elevation of the Barkol Lake Basin is divided into 6 levels. This dataset was developed based on Google Earth images in 2020 (in meters), ASTER GDEM 30 m data, and in situ data. The dataset is consisted of the following data in the Barkol Lake Basin: (1) boundary data of the basin; (2) boundary data of the oases; (3) river system & Lakes; (4) elevation classification data. The dataset is archived in .kmz, .shp and .tif data formats, and consists of 62 data files with data size of 14.9 MB (compressed to 5 files with 10.3 MB).

Foundation Item:

Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region(2022D01E099);

Data Citation:

GUI Dongwei, LI Bofei, ZHANG Siyuan, ZHOU Yihao, LIU Chuang. Dataset of Oasis, River System and Elevation Classification in Barkol Lake Basin[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2023.


[1] NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Spacesystems, U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team. ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model V003 [DB/OL]. Distributed by NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC, 2018.
     [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 BarkolLake.kmz 14.21KB
2 BarkolLakeBasin.kmz 297.99KB
3 BarkolLakeBasinOasisRiversEVC.rar 5464.31KB
4 BarkolLakeBasinRiverSystem.kmz 3352.88KB
5 BarkolOasis.kmz 1426.29KB