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GGD700

Boreholes and temperature logs from the Tibetan Plateau and Northeast China, Version 1

Four groups of borehole data from the Qinghai-Xizang (Tibet) Plateau are presented.
1) Boreholes at three sites, with sand surface, natural surface, and near a sand dune, at 66 Road Station - 1994 and 1995 measurements to about 17 meters.
2) Borehole temperatures at Borehole CK123 - 1979, 1984, 1994 measurements to 60 meters.
3) Borehole temperatures at five sites in Fenghuoshan Station area - 1962, 1967, 1980, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1995 measurements to 35 meters.
4) Boreholes at Xidatan-Kunlun Pass area - 1994 and 1995 measurements to 17.5 meters; 1994 and 1995 measurements to 25 meters; and 1975, 1976, 1979, 1985, 1989, 1994 and 1995 to 30 meters. Data provided by Wang Shaoling and Cheng Guodong, Lanzhou Institute of Glaciology and Geocryology. Some of these data are presented on the CAPS Version 1.0 CD-ROM, June 1998.

Parameter(s):
  • Frozen Ground > Permafrost
  • Frozen Ground > Soil Temperature
Spatial Coverage: Not specified
Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 31 August 1962 to 15 June 1995
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text
Platform(s) Not specified
Sensor(s): Not specified
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Shaoling Wang, Guodong Cheng
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Wang, S. and G. Cheng 2002. Boreholes and temperature logs from the Tibetan Plateau and Northeast China, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. [Date Accessed].

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Data provided by Zhao Xiufeng and Wang Shaoling, Lanzhou Institute of Glaciology and Geocryology.

Four groups of borehole files are presented:

1. Boreholes at three sites (with sand surface, natural surface, and near a sand dune) at 66 Road Station on Qinghai-Xizang (Tibet) Plateau (GGD16):

  • Data file qz66rgsd.dat: Temperature measured to depth of 17 meters on 26 June 1994 and 22 September 1994. Borehole on artificial sand surface at No. 66 Station, Qingzang Road. Approximate location: 34 deg 50 min N, 92 deg 40 min E.

  • Data file qz66trsk.dat: Temperature measured to depth of 17 meters on 26 June 1994 and 22 September 1994. Borehole on natural surface at No. 66 Station, Qingzang Road. Approximate location: 34 deg 50 min N, 92 deg 40 min E.

  • Data file qz66trsq.dat: Temperature measured to depth of 17 meters on 25 June 1994, 22 September 1994. Borehole on natural sandhill at No. 66 Station, Qingzang Road. Approximate location: 34 deg 50 min N, 92 deg 40 min E.

  • Data file 66hms.dat: Temperature measured to depth of 17.5 meters on 5 July 1995, 28 September 1995. Borehole in area with natural ground conditions at No. 66 Station, Qingzang Road. Approximate location: 34 deg 50 min N, 92 deg 40 min E.

  • Data file 66hms2.dat: Temperature measured to depth of 17.5 meters on 5 July 1995, 28 September 1995. Borehole in area covered by sand at No. 66 Station, Qingzang Road. Approximate location: 34 deg 50 min N, 92 deg 40 min E.

2. Borehole temperatures at Borehole CK123, Qinghai-Xizang (Tibet) Plateau (GGD018):

  • Data file ck123.dat: Temperature measured to depth of 60 meters on 5 August 1979, 4 August 1984, 5 July 1994. This borehole is 100 km apart from the CK114 boreholes that are also described in GGD018 but are not included on the CAPS Version 1.0 CD-ROM.

3. Borehole temperatures at five sites in Fenghuoshan Station area, Qinghai-Xizang (Tibet) Plateau (GGD296):

  • Data file feng.dat: Borehole Fenghuoshan #1 temperature measured to depth of 35 meters on 31 August 1962, 3 June 1967, 30 August 1980, 30 June 1984, 30 June 1989, 30 June 1994, 15 June 1995.

4. Boreholes at Xidatan-Kunlun Pass area, Qinghai-Xizang (Tibet) Plateau (GGD297):

  • Data file kunlun.dat: Borehole temperature measured to depth of 17.5 meters on 25 June 1994, 26 September 1995. Approximate location: 35 deg 45 min N, 94 deg 0 min E.

  • Data file xidatan.dat: Borehole temperature measured to depth of 25 meters with permafrost thickness of about 20 meters, twice on 24 June 1994 and once 26 September 1995. Approximate location: 35 deg 45 min N, 94 deg 0 min E.

  • Data file xidatan1.dat: Borehole temperature measured to depth of 30 meters on 8 November 1975, 26 April 1976, 3 August 1979, 5 August 1985, 25 August 1989, 24 June 1994, 7 July 1995. Water was found inside the hole during measurement of 7 July 1995. Approximate location: 35 deg 45 min N, 94 deg 0 min E.

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