Carbon storage data of grassland vegetation in Qinghai Tibet Plateau (1980-1995, 2005-2006)

Carbon storage data of grassland vegetation in Qinghai Tibet Plateau (1980-1995, 2005-2006)

1) Data content

It includes the observation year, longitude and latitude, ecosystem type, annual rainfall, drought index, annual net primary productivity, aboveground biomass, underground biomass and other data.

2) Data sources

One part is from literature (1980-1995), the other part is from field sampling (2005-2006).

3) Data quality description

The data has a long observation year, a large time span, a wide coverage, and many indicators, which has high integrity and accuracy, and can meet the estimation of grassland carbon storage in the Qinghai Tibet Plateau.

4) Data application achievements and Prospects

It provides basic data for predicting the carbon source sink effect and realizing the sustainable development of ecosystem carbon in the future.

File naming and required software

The vegetation carbon data is stored in Excel, and the file name is "grassland carbon storage data of Qinghai Tibet Plateau (1980-1995, 2005-2006)". The year of data obtained in literature is (1980-1995), and the year of observation data is (2005-2006).

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Hu, Z. (2021). Carbon storage data of grassland vegetation in Qinghai Tibet Plateau (1980-1995, 2005-2006). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

Using this data, the data citation is required to be referenced and the related literatures are suggested to be cited.

References literature

1.Hu, Z., Yu, G.R., Fan, J.W., et al. (2010). Precipitation-use efficiency along a 4500-km grassland transect. Global Ecology & Biogeography, 19(6), 842-851. (View Details )

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Second Tibetan Plateau Scientific Expedition Program

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Geographic coverage
East: 100.22 West: 85.06
South: 28.89 North: 35.51
  • Temporal resolution: Yearly
  • Spatial resolution: <= 0.01º
  • File size: 0.03 MB
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  • Downloads: 234
  • Access: Open Access
  • Temporal coverage: 1972-01-01 To 2006-12-31
  • Updated time: 2022-04-19
: HU Zhongmin  

Distributor: National Tibetan Plateau Data Center


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