Hydrogen and oxygen stable isotope data set of Kathmandu precipitation (2016-2018)

Precipitation stable isotopes (2H and 18O) are adequately understood on their climate controls in the Tibetan Plateau, especially the north of Himalayas via about 30 years’ studies. However, knowledge of controls on precipitation stable isotopes in Nepal (the south of Himalayas), is still far from sufficient.

This study described the intra-seasonal and annual variations of precipitation stable isotopes at Kathmandu, Nepal from 10 May 2016 to 21 September 2018 and analysed the possible controls on precipitation stable isotopes. All samples are located in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal (27 degrees north latitude, 85 degrees east longitude), with an average altitude of about 1400 m. Combined with the meteorological data from January 1, 2001 to September 21, 2018, the values of precipitation (P), temperature (T) and relative humidity (RH) are given.

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File name: the data is stored in table xlsx format, and the file name is "Kathmandu"_ pptn_ isotopes.xlsx "
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GAO Jing. Hydrogen and oxygen stable isotope data set of Kathmandu precipitation (2016-2018). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2020. doi: 10.11888/Meteoro.tpdc.270936. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

Related Literatures:

1. Niranjan Adhikari, Jing Gao, Tandong Yao, Yulong Yang & Di Dai .(2020). The main controls of the precipitation stable isotopes at Kathmandu, Nepal, Tellus B: Chemical and Physical Meteorology, 72:1, 1-17, DOI: 10.1080/16000889.2020.1721967( View Details | Download | Bibtex)

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Second Tibetan Plateau Scientific Expedition Program

Pan-Third Pole Environment Study for a Green Silk Road-A CAS Strategic Priority A Program (No:XDA20000000)

the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No:41871068)

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East: 85.33 West: 85.33
South: 27.70 North: 27.70
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  • Temporal coverage: 2016-06-26 To 2018-11-07
  • Updated time: 2020-11-08
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