China lake dataset (1960s-2020)

China lake dataset (1960s-2020)

The multi-decadal lake number and area changes in China during 1960s–2020 are derived from historical topographic maps and >42151 Landsat satellite images, including lakes as fine as ≥1 km^2 in size for the past 60 years (1960s, 1970s, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015, 2020). From the 1960s to 2020, the total number of lakes (≥ 1 km ^ 2) in China increased from 2127 to 2621, and the area expanded from 68537 km ^ 2 to 82302 km ^ 2.

File naming and required software

The files are named as “Lake_Year”_zone_check". The data are provided as ArcMap shape file format including fields such as Lake Area, source data, and date.

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Zhang, G. (2019). China lake dataset (1960s-2020). A Big Earth Data Platform for Three Poles, DOI: 10.11888/Hydro.tpdc.270302. CSTR: 18406.11.Hydro.tpdc.270302. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

Related Literatures:

1. Zhang, G., Yao, T., Chen, W., Zheng, G., Shum, C.K., Yang, K., Piao, S., Sheng, Y., Yi,S., Li, J., O'Reilly, C.M., Qi, S., Shen, S.S.P., Zhang, H., Jia, Y. (2019). Regional differences of lake evolution across China during 1960s–2015 and its natural and anthropogenic causes. Remote Sensing of Environment. 221, 386-404.( View Details | Download | Bibtex)

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Geographic coverage
East: 140.00 West: 70.00
South: 15.00 North: 55.00
  • Temporal resolution: Yearly
  • Spatial resolution: m
  • File size: 120 MB
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  • Downloads: 3110
  • Access: Open Access
  • Temporal coverage: 1960-02-18 To 2020-12-31
  • Updated time: 2021-08-09
: ZHANG Guoqing  

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