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Dataset of Irtysh River Oasis (China part), Water System and Mountainous Elevation Classification

GUI Dongwei1,2,3LI Bofei1,2ZHANG Siyuan1,2CI Mengtao1,4LIU 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 College of Mathematics and System Sciences,Xinjiang University,Urumqi 830046,China5 Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100101,China


Published:Jun. 2023

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Key Words:

Irtysh River,Ulungur River,Altay Region,oasis,catchment,elevation,Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region,data encyclopedia


The Irtysh River is an international river. In the dataset, the Irtysh River Oasis covers China part is located in Altai Administrative Region and Beitun City, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The geolocation of the Irtysh River Oasis is 45°58′06″N - 48°23′18″N, 85°31′35″E - 90°59′29″E. The Irtysh River Oasis consists of 78 oases with a total area of 12,101.72 km² (Albers) in 2020. The largest oasis has an area of 10,051.42 km². The main rivers that nourish the oases are the Irtysh River and Ulungur River rivers, whose main streams are 619.12 km and 554.93 km long respectively. The area of the mountainous part of the basin is 65,845,00 km². The elevation of the mountainous part of the basin is divided into 8 categories. The dataset includes: (1) the boundary of the oasis; (2) the water systems that nourish the oasis; (3) the boundaries of the mountainous part of the basin; and (4) the elevation classification of the mountainous part of the basin. The dataset consists of 61 data files in .kmz, .shp and .tif data formats, with data size of 133 MB (compressed into 5 files with 58 MB).

Foundation Item:

Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (2022D01E099)

Data Citation:

GUI Dongwei, LI Bofei, ZHANG Siyuan, CI Mengtao, LIU Chuang. Dataset of Irtysh River Oasis (China part), Water System and Mountainous Elevation Classification[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 IrtyshOasisRiverEVC.rar 33992.05KB
2 IrtyshRiverOasis.kmz 19614.77KB
3 IrtyshRiverSystem.kmz 4058.29KB
4 M.IrtyshRiverBasin.kmz 317.75KB
5 UlungurLake.kmz 1417.97KB