The dataset of OC and BC/EC in TIbetan Plateau and surrounding areas (2013-2019)

This dataset includes the concentrations and spatial pattern of organic carbon (OC) and Elemental carbon (EC) in the carbonaceous aerosol (CA) of the Tibetan Plateau and surroundings. OC and EC were measured by Desert Research Institute Model 2001 Thermal/Optical Carbon Analyzer. The limit of detection (LOD) for OC and EC were 0.43 and 0.12 ug/cm2, respectively. In addition, MAC was also calculated for assessing the effect of EC. This dataset will provide the informations of CA contamination and background values over the Tibetan Plateau and surroundings.

Data file naming and use method

In .excel format, can be opened and analysed in Microsoft EXCEL software.

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CHEN Pengfei. The dataset of OC and BC/EC in TIbetan Plateau and surrounding areas (2013-2019). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2020. doi: 10.11888/Meteoro.tpdc.270420. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

Related Literatures:

1. Chen, P., Kang, S., Li, C., Zhang, Q., Guo, J., Tripathee, L., Zhang, Y., Li, G., Gul, C., Cong, Z., Wan, X., Niu, H., Panday, A., Rupakheti, M., & Ji, Z. (2019). Carbonaceous aerosol characteristics on the Third Pole: A primary study based on the Atmospheric Pollution and Cryospheric Change (APCC) network. Environmental Pollution, 253, 49-60.( View Details | Bibtex)

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

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Geographic coverage
East: 103.90 West: 67.00
South: 24.90 North: 39.80
  • Temporal resolution: Monthly
  • Spatial resolution: 10km - 100km
  • File size: 12 MB
  • Browse count: 419 Times
  • Apply count: 2 Times
  • Share mode: online
  • Temporal coverage: 2013-04-01 To 2019-02-11
  • Updated time: 2020-02-26
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Distributor: National Tibetan Plateau Data Center


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