Map of 1:10000 000 permafrost types in China (2008)

This map was compiled by Li Xin and others in 2008 in order to re-count the permafrost area in China and based on the analysis of the existing permafrost map in China. It consists of three parts, of which the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau part uses the simulated permafrost map of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (Nanzhuo Copper, 2002), the northeast part comes from the "14 million map of China's Glacier, Frozen Soil and Desert" (Institute of Environment and Engineering in Cold and Arid Regions, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2006), and the other part uses the map of China's permafrost zoning and types (1: 10 million) (Zhou Youwu and others, 2000).

More Information References (Institute of Environment and Engineering in Cold and Arid Regions, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2006; Nanzhuo Copper, 2002; Zhou Youwu et al., 2000; Li et al, 2008)。

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LI Xin, NAN Zhuotong, ZHOU Youwu. Map of 1:10000 000 permafrost types in China (2008). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2012. DOI: 10.11888/Geocry.tpdc.270620. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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1. Li, X., Cheng, G.D., Jin, H.J., Kang, E.S., Che, T., Jin, R., Wu, L.Z., Nan, Z.T., Wang, J., & Shen, Y.P. (2008). Cryospheric Change in China. Global and Planetary Change, 62(3-4), 210-218.( View Details | Bibtex)

2. Ran, Y.H., Li, X., Cheng, G.D., Zhang, T.J., Wu, Q.B., Jin, H.J., & Jin, R. (2012). Distribution of Permafrost in China: An Overview of Existing Permafrost Maps. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 23(4), 322-333.( View Details | Bibtex)

3. Zhou, Y.W., Guo, D.X., Qiu, G.Q., Cheng, G.D., & Li, S.D. (2000). Geocryology in China. Science Press: Beijing. (in Chinese).( View Details | Bibtex)

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Geographic coverage
East: 135.50 West: 73.20
South: 17.80 North: 53.90
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