The Age data of ophiolite along Bangong-Nujiang on the Tibetan Plateau (1997-2014)

This data set collected the age data of ophiolite along the Bangong-Nujiang on the Tibetan Plateau in the literature published before October,2014. The data were analyzed by Laser Ablation-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICPMS), Sensitive High-Resolution Ion Micro Probe (SHRIMP), Isotope Dilution Thermal Ionization Mass spectrometry (ID TIMS), Secondary Ion Mass spectrometer (SIMS), etc. The data were obtained according to laboratory standards and the quality meets laboratory requirements. Data fields: Area Location Rock type Sample No. Target mineral" Method Age Reference Interpretation Notes

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WATER: Dataset of ground truth measurement synchronizing with PROBA CHRIS in the A'rou foci experimental area on Jun. 23, 2008

The dataset of ground truth measurement synchronizing with PROBA CHRIS was obtained in No. 2 and 3 quadrates of the A'rou foci experimental area on Jun. 23, 2008. Observation items included: (1) quadrates investigation including GPS by GARMIN GPS 76, plant species by manual cognition, the plant number by manual work, the height by the measuring tape repeated 4-5 times, phenology by manual work, the coverage by manual work (compartmentalizing 0.5m×0.5m into 100 to see the percentage the stellera takes) and the chlorophyll content by SPAD 502. Data were archived in Excel format. (2) roughness by the self-made roughness board and the camera. The processed data were archived as .txt files. (3) BRDF by ASD FieldSpec (350~2 500 nm), with 20% reference board and the observation platform made by Beijing Normal University. The processed reflectance and transmittivity were archived as .txt files. (4) LAI of stellera and pasture by the fisheye camera (CANON EOS40D with a lens of EF15/28), shooting straight downwards, with exceptions of higher plants, which were shot upwards. Data included original photos (.JPG) and those processed by can_eye5.0 (in Excel). For more details, see Readme file. Five files were included, spectrum in No.2 quadrate, multiangle observations in No.2 and 3 quadrates, roughness photos in No.2 and 3 quadrates, the fisheye camera observations, and the No.2 and 3 quadrates investigation.

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Lithology of the deep sediment core in the midstream of the Heihe River Basin

A total of 500 meters of core (including supplemented samples) was obtained in the 550-meter deep drilling,which was carried out in Minghua Township along the midstream of Heihei River, from June to December 2013. The core of the borehole rock was cut and sampled, and the lithology characteristics of the borehole were primarily obtained.

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WATER: Dataset of survey at the poplar sampling plot at Linze station foci experimental area (2008.06)

The dataset of survey at the poplar sampling plot was obtained in the Linze station foci experimental area. Observation items included: (1) soil profile moisture and temperature (0-5cm, 0-5cm, 10-20cm, 20-40cm and 40-60cm) with photos measured twice by the cutting ring method (50cm^3, each layer), once by ML2X Soil Moisture Tachometer and the probe thermometer (15cm, twice each layer) on Jun. 3, 2008. Data were archived as Excel files. (2) shallow layer soil moisture (0-5cm) measured once by the cutting ring method (50cm^3, once each point) and twice by ML2X Soil Moisture Tachometer on Jun. 4, 2008. 13 points were selected and data were archived as Excel files. (3) LAI by TRAC on Jul. 20, 2008. Data were archived as Excel files. (4) roughness measured by the roughness plate together with the digital camera. 18 points were selected and data were archived in JPG format format. (5) forest investigation of Populus gansuensis from Jun. 5-13, 2008: coordinates, the diameter at breast height and the crown size by the measuring tape, full height by TruPulse200. 408 trees were selected and data were archived as Excel files. See the metadata record “WATER: Dataset of setting of the sampling plots and stripes in the Linze station foci experimental area” for more information of the quadrate locations.

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The receiver function data of the Southern Station of the ANTILOPE-1 Array (2006-2007)

The data set mainly includes P-wave and S-wave receiver functions calculated from the waveform data collected at the southern station of the ANTILOPE-1 array, which is located in the western part of the Tibetan Plateau. This array was established by the Antelope Project of the International Lithosphere Exploration Research Program in the Tibetan Plateau. The pulse deconvolution method was applied to the time domain to calculate the receiver function. All of the receiver function data were visually inspected to remove low-quality records that were significantly different from the majority of the receiver functions. The data set was compressed into a zip format file containing two folders: ANTILOPE-1-PRF and ANTILOPE-1-SRF, where PRF and SRF represent the P-wave receiver function and the S-wave receiver function, respectively. All P-wave and S-wave receiver function data were placed in the corresponding folders. The data are mainly used to investigate the lithospheric structure and reveal the deep dynamics of plateau uplift.

0 2019-09-11

Dataset of concentrations of mercury (Hg) in the soil of the southern Tibetan Plateau(2007-2009)

This dataset includes the concentrations and spatial pattern of mercury (Hg) in the soil of the southern Tibetan Plateau. Two hundred thirty nine soil samples were collected, and cold vapor atomic fluorescence spectrophotometry (CVAFS) was used to analyse the Hg contents. The limit of detection (LOD) for this method is 1.8 ng/g. The standard reference material, soil GB GSS-2, which is supplied by National Institute of Metrology P.R.China, was also analyzed for assessing the accuracy of this method, and the recoveries of this method were 84%-103%. This dataset will provide the informations of soil Hg contamination and background values over the southern Tibetan Plateau.

0 2019-06-24

WATER: Dataset of surface roughness measurements in the Biandukou foci experimental area during the pre-observation Period

The dataset of surface roughness measurements was obtained in No. 1 and 2 quadrates of the Biandukou foci experimental area during the pre-observation period. Both the quadrates were divided into 3×3 subsites, with each one spanning a 30×30 m2 plot. The original photos of each sampling point, surface height standard deviation (cm) and correlation length (cm) were included. With the roughness grid board 110cm long and the measuring intervals of 1cm, the samples were collected along the soil surface from south to north and from east to west, respectively. The coordinates of sample points would be got with the help of ArcView; and after geometric correction, surface height standard deviation (cm) and correlation length (cm) could be acquired based on the formula listed on pages 234-236, Microwave Remote Sensing, Vol. II. The roughness data files were initialized by the sample name, which was followed by the serial number, the name of the file, standard deviation and correlation length. Each .txt file is matched with one sample photo and standard deviation and correlation length represent the roughness. In addition, the length of 101 needles is also included for further checking. Those provide reliable ground data for improving and verifying the microwave remote sensing algorithms.

0 2019-05-23

WATER: Dateset of surface roughness measurements in the A'rou foci experimental area

The dataset of surface roughness measurements was obtained in A1, A2, A3, L1, L2, L3, L4, L5 and L6 of the A'rou foci experimental area. The quadrates were changed into 3×3 subsites during the foci experimental period, with each one spanning a 30×30 m2 plot. With the roughness plate 110cm long and the measuring points distance 1cm, the samples were collected along the strip from south to north and from east to west, respectively. As for the sampling lines, the samples were collected every 100 m along them from south to north. Photos were named in the form of A3-1EW, indicating No. 1 point in A3 measured from east to west. The coordinates of the sample would be got with the help of ArcView; and after geometric correction, surface height standard deviation (cm) and correlation length (cm) could be acquired based on the formula listed on pages 234-236, Microwave Remote Sensing, Vol. II. The roughness data were initialized by the sample name, which was followed by the serial number, the name of the file, standard deviation and correlation length. Each .txt file is matched with one sample photo and standard deviation and correlation length represent the roughness. In addition, the length of 101 radius is also included for further checking. Those provide reliable ground data for improving and verifying the remote sensing algorithms. Nine files were included, ARou_SampleArea1, ARou_SampleArea2, ARou_SampleArea3, ARou_SampleLine1, ARou_SampleLine2, ARou_SampleLine3, ARou_SampleLine4, ARou_SampleLine5 and ARou_SampleLine6.

0 2019-05-23

WATER: Dataset of ground truth measurement synchronizing with the airborne microwave radiometers (L&K bands) mission in the Biandukou foci experimental area on May 25, 2008

The dataset of ground truth measurement synchronizing with the airborne microwave radiometers (L&K bands) mission was obtained in the Biandukou foci experimental area on May 25, 2008. Observation items included: (1) the soil temperature in L1, L2, L3, L4, L5, L6 and L7; (2) roughness measured by the roughness grid board and collected by the digital camera. Files with "result" field were processed data, in which the first row was RMS height (cm; one value), the second row was distance (cm), and the third row was correlation function (cm; changed into correlation length when it is 1/e). (3) GPR and TDR data. Five files were included, roughness photos and preprocessed data, the soil temperature, coordinates of quadrates and sampling lines, GPR and microwave radiometer data. All were archived as Excel and .txt files. Those provide reliable ground data for development and validation of soil moisture and freeze/thaw algorithms from active remote sensing approaches.

0 2019-05-23

WATER: Dataset of surface roughness at the super site around the Dayekou Guantan forest station

The dataset of surface roughness was obtained at the super site (100m×100m, pure Qinghai spruce) around the Dayekou Guantan forest station. 25 corner points and 16 center points were collected and each point was measured twice and photos were taken. With the roughness plate 110cm long and the measuring points distance 1cm, the samples were collected along the strip from south to north and from east to west, respectively. The photos were processed using ArcView software; and after geometric correction, surface height standard deviation (cm) and correlation length (cm) could be acquired based on the formula listed on pages 234-236, Microwave Remote Sensing, Vol. II. The roughness data were initialized by the sample name, which was followed by the serial number, the name of the file, standard deviation and correlation length. Each .txt file is matched with one sample photo and standard deviation and correlation length represent the roughness. In addition, the length of 101 radius is also included for further checking. Those provide reliable ground data for improving and verifying the remote sensing algorithms.

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