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Dataset of Heihe River Oasis, River System, Mountainous Catchment and Elevation Classification

GUI Dongwei1,2,3LIN Jingwu1,2,3LI Bofei1,2ZHANG Siyuan1,2LIU Chuang4
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 Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100101,China


Published:Aug. 2023

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Key Words:

Heihe River,Zhangye,oasis,catchment,elevation,Gansu,data encyclopedia


Heihe River Oasis is located in Zhangye, Jiuquan and Jiayuguan, Gansu Province, and Alxa League, Inner Mongolia, China. The geo-location of the Heihe River Oasis is between 38°05'01"N and 42°24'59"N, 97°51'43"E and 101°34'00"E. The Heihe River Oasis consists of 132 oases with a total area of 16,147.52 km² (Albers). The largest oasis covers an area of 6,725.33 km². The main rivers that nourish the oases are Heihe River and its tributaries, The main stream length of the Heihe River is 876.32 km. The geo-location of the mountainous part of Heihe River catchment is between 37°43′11″N and 39°39′59″N, 97°20′34″E and 101°12′38″E. Its area is 16,588.16 km². The elevation of the mountainous catchment was divided into 9 types. The dataset is consisted of (1) boundary data of the oasis; (2) river system and lakes; (3) boundary data of the mountainous part of the catchment; (4) elevation classification data of the mountainous part of the catchment. The dataset is archived in .kmz, .shp and .tif data formats, and consists of 64 data files with data size of 169 MB (compressed to 5 files with 46 MB).

Foundation Item:

Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (2022D01E099)

Data Citation:

GUI Dongwei, LIN Jingwu, LI Bofei, ZHANG Siyuan, LIU Chuang. Dataset of Heihe River Oasis, River System, Mountainous Catchment and Elevation Classification[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 HeiheRiverBasinOasis.kmz 14954.02KB
2 HeiheRiverOasisBasinEVC.rar 24955.25KB
3 HeiheRiverSystem.kmz 6850.70KB
4 Lake&Reservoir.kmz 323.40KB
5 M.HeiheRiversBasin.kmz 117.98KB