Elevation dataset of ASTER_DEM in the Yellow river upstream (2009)

Ⅰ. Overview

This dataset is derived from the global 30m-resolution digital elevation product dataset, which is processed using the data of the first version (v1) of ASTER GDEM. Its spatial resolution is 30m. Due to the influence of clouds, lines, pits, bulges, dams or other anomalies generated by the boundary stacking, there are local anomalies in the first version of the original data of ASTER GDEM, so the digital elevation processed by ASTER GDEM v1 Data products have data anomalies in individual areas, and users need to pay attention to them during use. In addition, this data set can complement the SRTM global 90m resolution elevation dataset.

Ⅱ. Data processing description

ASTER GDEM is a fully automated method to process and generate ASTER archived data of 1.5 million scenes, including 1,264,118 ASTER DEM data based on independent scenes generated through stereo correlation. After de-cloud processing, residual outliers are removed, and the average value is taken as the final pixel value of ASTER GDEM object area. After correcting the remaining abnormal data, the global ASTER GDEM data was generated by 1°× 1° sharding.

Ⅲ. Data content description

The dataset covers the entire upper reaches of the Yellow River, and each data file name is generated based on the latitude and longitude of the lower left (southwest) Angle of the fractal geometry center. For example, the lower-left coordinate of the ASTGTM_N40E116 file is 40 degrees north latitude and 116 degrees east longitude. ASTGTM_N40E116_dem and ASTGTM_N40E116_num correspond to digital elevation model (DEM) and quality control (QA) data, respectively.

Ⅳ. Data usage description

ASTER GDEM data can be calculated and visualized. It has a broad application prospect in various fields, especially in mapping, surface deformation and military fields.Specifically, it mainly includes the following aspects:

In scientific research, ASTER GDEM data plays an important role in geology, geophysics, seismic research, horizontal modeling, volcano monitoring and remote sensing image registration.The three-dimensional model of the ground is built by using high-precision digital terrain elevation data, which can be embedded and superimposed with the image of the ground to observe subtle changes of the earth surface.

In civil and industrial applications, ASTER GDEM data can be used for civil engineering calculation, dam site selection, land use planning, etc. In communications, digital topographic data can help businesses build better broadcast towers and determine the best location of mobile phone booths.In terms of aviation safety, ASTER GDEM digital elevation data can be used to establish the enhanced aircraft landing alarm system, which greatly improves the aircraft landing safety coefficient.

In the military, ASTER GDEM data is the basic information platform of C4ISR (army automatic command system), which is indispensable in the study of battlefield regional structure, combat direction, battlefield preset, combat deployment, troop concentration in projection, protection conditions, logistics support and other aspects.

Data file naming and use method

The data is stored in grid img format and can be opened and read by remote sensing software such as ArcGIS and QGIS

Required Data Citation View Data Cite Help About Data Citation
Cite as:

XUE Xian, DU Heqiang. Elevation dataset of ASTER_DEM in the Yellow river upstream (2009). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2015. doi: 10.11888/Geogra.tpdc.270963. (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.

Support Program


User Limit

To respect the intellectual property rights, protect the rights of data authors,expand servglacials of the data center, and evaluate the application potential of data, data users should clearly indicate the source of the data and the author of the data in the research results generated by using the data (including published papers, articles, data products, and unpublished research reports, data products and other results). For re-posting (second or multiple releases) data, the author must also indicate the source of the original data.

Example of acknowledgement statement is included below: The data set is provided by National Tibetan Plateau Data Center (http://data.tpdc.ac.cn).

License: This work is licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Related Resources

Sign In to add comments

Download Follow
Geographic coverage
East: 112.00 West: 95.00
South: 32.00 North: 42.00
  • Temporal resolution: Yearly
  • Spatial resolution: 10m - 100m
  • File size: 811 MB
  • Browse count: 4,379 Times
  • Apply count: 7 Times
  • Share mode: online
  • Temporal coverage: 2009-08-03 To 2009-08-03
  • Updated time:
Contact Information
: XUE Xian   DU Heqiang  

Distributor: National Tibetan Plateau Data Center

Email: data@itpcas.ac.cn

Export metadata