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Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4207–4218, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-4207-2021

Special issue: Extreme environment datasets for the three poles

Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4207–4218, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-4207-2021

Data description paper 26 Aug 2021

Data description paper | 26 Aug 2021

A synthesis dataset of permafrost thermal state for the Qinghai–Tibet (Xizang) Plateau, China

Lin Zhao et al.

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Lack of a synthesis dataset of the permafrost state has greatly limited our understanding of permafrost-related research as well as the calibration and validation of RS retrievals and model simulation. We compiled this dataset, including ground temperature, active layer hydrothermal regimes, and meteorological indexes based on our observational network, and we summarized the basic changes in permafrost and its climatic conditions. It is the first comprehensive dataset on permafrost for the QXP.