Dataset of carbon flux, climate and surface albedo od alpine meadow and grassland ( 2003 - 2016)

1、Based on field eddy correlation (EC) measurement data, using the standard data processing method for EC data, including despiking, coordinate rotation, air density corrections, outlier rejection, and friction velocity threshold (u*) corrections, gap filled, and NEE partition. The dataset collects carbon flux data and microclimate measurement data from 2003 to 2016 in three typical alpine grassland ecosystems on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, including Damxung alpine meadow, Haibei alpine meadow ,Naqu alpine meadow,Zoige alpine grassland,Qilian mountion grassland . The time resolution of data is high (30 min), and the interpolation of data is complete throughout the year. This dataset can be applied to carbon flux assessment, comparison and prediction in these alpine meadows, attribution of climate factors affecting carbon flux, validation of model simulation results, etc.

2、Based on the MCDGF43 dataset, we produce the visible and near-infared albedo of Tibetan Plateau, using the standard data processing of hdf to tif , including the moasic, resample and masked by Tibetan Plateau's boundary. The time resolution of dataset is 8 days and the spatial resolution is 500 meters, which span the period of 2003-2016.

File naming and required software

1、The number is the year, and then the data location and data type
2、In . Tif format, can be open and ayalysed in ArcGIS and ENVI software

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ZHANG Yangjian, SU Peixi, YANG Yan. Dataset of carbon flux, climate and surface albedo od alpine meadow and grassland ( 2003 - 2016). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2019. DOI: 10.11888/Ecolo.tpdc.270292. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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Support Program

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

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FTP Download Info

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Geographic coverage
East: 105.00 West: 72.00
South: 25.00 North: 40.00
  • Temporal resolution: Daily
  • Spatial resolution: 100m - 1km
  • File size: 17,203 MB
  • Views: 1,437
  • Downloads: 54
  • Access: Open Access
  • Temporal coverage: 2003-01-11 To 2017-01-11
  • Updated time: 2021-04-19
: ZHANG Yangjian   SU Peixi   YANG Yan  

Distributor: National Tibetan Plateau Data Center


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