Lake volume changes on the Tibetan Plateau during 1976–2019 (>1 km2)


We comprehensively estimated water volume changes for 1132 lakes larger than 1 km2. Overall, the water mass stored in the lakes increased by 169.7±15.1 Gt (3.9±0.4 Gt yr-1) between 1976 and 2019, mainly in the Inner-TP (157.6±11.6 or 3.7±0.3 Gt yr-1). A substantial increase in mass occurred between 1995 and 2019 (214.9±12.7 Gt or 9.0±0.5 Gt yr-1), following a period of decrease (-45.2±8.2 Gt or -2.4±0.4 Gt yr-1) prior to 1995. A slowdown in the rate of water mass increase occurred between 2010 and 2015 (23.1±6.5 Gt or 4.6±1.3 Gt yr-1), followed again by a high value between 2015 and 2019 (65.7±6.7 Gt or 16.4±1.7 Gt yr-1). The increased lake-water mass occurred predominately in glacier-fed lakes (127.1±14.3 Gt) in contrast to non-glacier-fed lakes (42.6±4.9 Gt), and in endorheic lakes (161.9±14.0 Gt) against exorheic lakes (7.8±5.8 Gt) over 1976−2019.


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ZHANG Guoqing. Lake volume changes on the Tibetan Plateau during 1976–2019 (>1 km2). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2021. doi: 10.11888/Hydro.tpdc.271169. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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1. Zhang, G., T. Bolch, W. Chen, and J.-F. Crétaux. (2021). Comprehensive estimation of lake volume changes on the Tibetan Plateau during 1976–2019 and basin-wide glacier contribution Science of the Total Environment 145463, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.145463( View Details | Bibtex)

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East: 110.00 West: 70.00
South: 28.00 North: 40.00
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  • Spatial resolution: 10m - 100m
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  • Temporal coverage: 1976-07-01 To 2019-07-31
  • Updated time: 2021-01-31
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