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Dataset of Oasis, Water System and Elevation Classification in the Middle Section of the Northern Slope of Tianshan Mountains

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:Jul. 2023

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Key Words:

Manas River,Santun River,oasis,catchment,elevation,Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region,data encyclopedia


The Oases in the middle section of the northern slope of Tianshan Mountains (MNTianshan for short) is located between 43°18′58″N and 45°49′02″N, 83°29′20″E and 90°39′48″E, covering the area of Tacheng, Bortala Mongol Autonomous, Changji Hui Autonomous Prefectures, Urumqi City and Karamay City of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The Oases in MNSTianshan consists of 11 oases with a total area of 35,924.05 km² (Albers). The largest oasis has an area of 34,941.06 km². The main rivers that nourish the oases are the Manas River, Santun River and Hutubi River, whose main streams are 403.97 km, 182.13 km and 176.62 km long respectively. The area of the MNTianshan is 31,995.12 km². The elevation of the MNTianshan is divided into 10 categories. The dataset includes: (1) boundary of oases; (2) water systems that nourish the oases; (3) boundary of MNTianshan, and (4) the elevation classification of the MNTianshan. The dataset is archived in .kmz, .shp and .tif data formats, and consists of 70 data files with data size of 207 MB (Compressed into 5 files with 70.4 MB).

Foundation Item:

Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (2022D01E099)

Data Citation:

GUI Dongwei, LI Bofei, ZHANG Siyuan, CI Mengtao, LIU Chuang. Dataset of Oasis, Water System and Elevation Classification in the Middle Section of the Northern Slope of Tianshan Mountains[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2023.


     [1] NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space systems, 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 LakeMid.NSlopeTianShan.kmz 364.10KB
2 Mid.NSlopeTianShan.kmz 1032.98KB
3 Mid.NSlopeTianShanOasisRiverLakeElvClass.rar 40098.65KB
4 OasisMid.NSlopeTianShan.kmz 17702.16KB
5 RiversMid.NSlopeTianShan.kmz 12920.55KB