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Lake Sediments and Proxies Dataset of Human Activities in the Qilian Mountains Peripheral Endorheic Zone

GAO Mingjun1LI Yu*1,2ZHANG Zhansen1ZHOU Xueru1LI Haiye1DUAN Junjie1XUE Yaxin1
1 College of Earth and Environmental Sciences,Lanzhou University,Lanzhou 730000,China2 Key Laboratory of Western China's Environmental Systems (Ministry of Education),Lanzhou University,Lanzhou 730000,China


Published:May 2023

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Key Words:

Qilian Mountains,Lake sediments,endorheic zone,paleoenvironmental proxies,human activities


The Qilian Mountains are located at the intersection of the eastern monsoon region, the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau region and the northwest arid region. In order to understand how human activities impact the lake sediments and proxies in the Qilian Mountains Peripheral Endorheic Zone, the Lake Sediments and Proxies Dataset of Human Activities in the Qilian Mountains Peripheral Endorheic Zone was developed. The dataset includes: (1) the geographical location of 14 lakes in closed basins around the Qilian Mountains; (2) changes in palaeo-environmental proxies in terminal lake sediments in the Qilian Mountains and adjacent area since the Holocene; (3) changes in lithology and paleoenvironmental proxies of terminal lake sediments in the Qilian Mountains and adjacent area; (4) changes in paleoenvironmental proxies from typical records since the Holocene. The analysis paper based on the dataset was published in Acta Geographica Sinica, Vol. 78, No. 5, 2023.

Foundation Item:

Chinese Academy of Sciences (XDA20100102); National Natural Science Foundation of China (42077415); Ministry of Science and Technology of P. R. China (2019QZKK0202); Ministry of Education of P. R. China (BP0618001)

Data Citation:

GAO Mingjun, LI Yu*, ZHANG Zhansen, ZHOU Xueru, LI Haiye, DUAN Junjie, XUE Yaxin. Lake Sediments and Proxies Dataset of Human Activities in the Qilian Mountains Peripheral Endorheic Zone[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2023.


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1 Paleoenviron.ProxiesQilian.rar 433.70KB