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Yearly Winter Cold Index Dataset in South China during the Last 300 Years (1710 – 2009)

DING Lingling1ZHENG Jingyun2
1 College of Resource Environment and Tourism,Hubei University of Arts and Science,Xiangyang 441053,China2 Key Laboratory of Land Surface Pattern and Simulation,Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100101,China


Published:Jun. 2018

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Key Words:

South China,winter cold index,last 300 years,Geographical Research


Based on the features of records in historical documents and characteristics of winter climate in South China from 1710 to 2009 and the method for reconstructing the winter cold index, four levels of the winter cold index were identified according to districts for events of frost, snow and freezing, they are level 1 for cool, level 2 for cold, level 3 for very cold, and level 4 for specially cold. The result indicated that there are 145 years of the 300 years were in cold (48.33% of total), 98 years in very cold (32.67% of total), 50 years in cool (16.67% of total) and 7 years only in specially cold (2.33% of total). The dataset was archived in .xlsx data format with data size of 13.7 kb. The analysis paper based on the dataset was published at the Journal of Geographical Research, Vol. 36, No. 6, 2017.

Foundation Item:

National Natural Science Foundation of China (41601046, 41430528, 41630529)

Data Citation:

DING Lingling, ZHENG Jingyun. Yearly Winter Cold Index Dataset in South China during the Last 300 Years (1710 – 2009)[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2018.

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ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 WinterColdIndexSouthChina_1710-2009.xlsx 13.71KB