Glacial lake inventory of the Pumqu Basin in the Himalayan Region of China (2004)

This glacial lake inventory receives joint support from the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the United Nations Environment Programme/Regional Resources Centre for Asia and the Pacific (UNEP/RRC-AP), Cold and Arid Region Environmental and Engineering Research Institute (CAREERI).

9. This glacial lake cataloging uses Landsat (TM and ETM), Aster and other remote sensing data. It reflects the current situation of glacial lakes with areas larger than 0.01 km2 in the Himalayas in 2004.

10. Glacial lake catalogue coverage: the Himalayan region, Pumqu (Arun), Rongxer (Tama Koshi), Poiqu (Bhote-Sun Koshi), Jilongcangbu (Trishuli), Zangbuqin (Budhigandaki), Majiacangbu (Humla Karnali) and others.

11. Glacial Lake cataloging includes glacial lake cataloging, glacial lake type, glacial lake orientation, glacial lake width, glacial lake area, glacial lake depth, glacial lake length and other attributes.

12. Data projection information:

Projection: Transverse_Mercator

False_Easting: 500000.000000

False_Northing: 0.000000

Central_Meridian: 87.000000

Scale_Factor: 0.999600

Latitude_Of_Origin: 0.000000

Linear Unit: Meter (1.000000)

Geographic Coordinate System: GCS_WGS_1984

Angular Unit: Degree (0.017453292519943299)

Prime Meridian: Greenwich (0.000000000000000000)

Datum: D_WGS_1984

Spheroid: WGS_1984

Semimajor Axis: 6378137.000000000000000000

Semiminor Axis: 6356752.314245179300000000

Inverse Flattening: 298.257223563000030000

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International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). Glacial lake inventory of the Pumqu Basin in the Himalayan Region of China (2004). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2011. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

Related Literatures:

1. 吴立宗, 车涛, 晋锐, 李新, (2005). Inventory of Glaciers and Glacial Lakes and the Identification of Potential Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs) Affected by Global Warming in the Mountains of Himalayan Region,Tibet Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China, 中国科学院寒区旱区环境与工程研究所.( View Details | Bibtex)

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References literature

1.Che, T., Jin, R., Li, X., &Wu, L.Z. (2004). Glacial Lake Variation and the Potentially Dangerous Glacial Lakes in the Pumqu Basin of Tibet during the last two decades. Journal of Glaciology and Geocryosphere, 26(4), 397-402. (View Details )

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