Dams in Amur River basin.Points

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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Dams in Amur River basin.Points

Abstract:
Dams in Amur River basin (Point layer. Scale 1:100000 - 1:1000000)
The layer covers Amur River Basin and adjacent regions within standard dataframe used by WWF Amur Branch. 
Preliminary inventory of Dams in Amur River basin and immediate vicinity.
Layer contains all data available to WWF-Amur Branch from various sources on planned and existing dams and reservoirs.
Every year several hundred new reservoirs are put into operation around the world because they are needed for social and economic development and to meet requirements for water, food, power, recreation, and flood control. They are designed to serve one or more of the following purposes: To mitigate or eliminate natural threats (floods, mud flows, low water, etc.) To improve the hydrographic network To redistribute runoff among seasons, years of varying dryness, days of the week, or hours of the day to make water available for various economic demands To concentrate and accumulate hydropower resources To alter the hydrological regime for land use requirements (irrigation, protection of flood-prone lands, etc.) To make unproductive lands economically productive by creating water-based activities such as recreation or fisheries To improve the surrounding environment (climate moderation, water improvement, etc.)
 Construction and use of reservoirs cause inevitable changes in the environment, both positive and negative. Environmental changes can include overflowing and swamping; transformation of coasts; changes of soil, vegetation, and fauna; and changes of reproduction and habitat conditions of various aquatic organisms, especially fish and blue-green algae. The impact of reservoirs on the environment is diverse and contradictory.

Все известные созданные  и планируемые на январь 2008 дамбы в пределах Ам Бассейна и прилежаших областях.

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Eugene Egidarev, Eugene Simonov, ESRI, 2008, Dams in Amur River basin.Points.

    Other citation details:
    UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva geo@grid.unep.ch Andrea De Bono+ Vmap0

    This is part of the following larger work:

    Eugene Simonov, Tom Dahmer, February 2008, Amur Basin River Reader: Published by Ecosystems Ltd, Hong-Kong, China..

    Other citation details:
    Copyright by authors, WWF and Ecosystems Ltd. Map Copyright by E.Egidarev, E.Simonov.

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    Bounding coordinates:
    West: 104.274218
    East: 143.220062
    North: 57.364445
    South: 35.637859

  3. What does it look like?

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Beginning date: 30.01.1999
    Beginning time: unknown
    Ending date: 30.01.2008
    Currentness reference:
    ground condition

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

    Geospatial data presentation form: map

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

      This is a Vector data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):
      • Entity point (365)

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

      Horizontal positions are specified in geographic coordinates, that is, latitude and longitude. Latitudes are given to the nearest 0.000000. Longitudes are given to the nearest 0.000000. Latitude and longitude values are specified in Decimal degrees.

      The horizontal datum used is D_WGS_1984.
      The ellipsoid used is WGS_1984.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.000000.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257224.

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    Dams_Amur_basin
    locations of Dams
    (Source:
    from documents and maps
    )

    FID
    Internal feature number.
    (Source:
    ESRI
    )

    Shape
    Feature geometry.
    (Source:
    ESRI
    )

    Coordinates defining the features.

    STATUS
    Status of dams
    (Source:
    from documents
    )

    Value Definition
    0
    Unknown
    1
    Existing
    2
    Under construction
    3
    Proposed in recent plans
    4
    Conceptive dam location

    YEAR
    The year the reservoir was filled.
    (Source:
    legal documents and maps
    )

    Frequency of measurement: As needed

    ANNOTATION
    Field for internal use by authors. Supplemental information on PA. Also includes all  notes on  alternative data and accuracy of information
    (Source:
    author of layer
    )

    X
    X - coordinate

    Y
    Y - coordinate

    RES_NAME
    Name of Reservoir (in english)
    (Source:
    Documents and maps
    )

    DAM_NAME
    The name of the dam creating a reservoir (in english)
    (Source:
    Documents and maps
    )

    RIVER
    The name of a river on which a reservoir is located (in english)
    (Source:
    Documents and maps
    )

    FIPS_CNTRY
    Contains a two-letter country code for the country in which a reservoir is located. The codes 
    are the United States Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) codes

    GEO_REGION
    The name of a GEO-3 Region on which a reservoir is located.

    VOLUME
    Reservoir volume (in cubic kilometers)

    USAGE
    known use and/or perpose of reservoir. Contains one or a combination of the following codes:
    (Source:
    From document
    )

    Value Definition
    0
    no data
    1
    hydroelectricity
    2
    water supply
    3
    flood control
    4
    recreation
    5
    irrigation
    6
    navigation
    7
    runoff accumulation
    8
    timber floating
    9
    fish farming

    POWER
    Hydro-power plant (Megawatt)
    (Source:
    From document
    )

    PRODUCTION
    Production of hydro-power plant
    (Source:
    From document
    )

    NAM_R
    Name of dam (in Russian)
    (Source:
    Documents and maps
    )

    NAM_M
    Name of dam (in mongolian)
    (Source:
    Documents and maps
    )

    NAM_C
    Name of dam (in Chinese)
    (Source:
    Documents and maps
    )

    DATASOURCE
    source of data

    Value Definition
    1
    glwd  UNEP GEO database
    2
    Podolsky, Bureyskaya GES -zona
    3
    Sovintervod, Joint Scheme 1993-2000
    4
    IWEP,Sapaev, Amur problems 2003
    5
    China MWR, hydroconsultants, Plan for hydro in XXI century (20 years)
    6
    Gusev M, Morphodynamics of amur river bottom
    7
    Harbin Map Publishers, Atlas of Heilongjiang province.2003
    8
    Xinqiu Map Publishers, Map of Jilin province.2003
    9
    China Academy of Engineering, Some strategic questions on soil and water allocation in NEC, 2006
    10
    Liu...., dissernation on HYdropower in NEC
    11
    Russian UES ,Plan for hydropower in 2005-2015
    12
    ADB-Sogrea, Songhuajiang pollution TA-2006
    13
    V map, Dam database
    14
    Gotvansky, Amur 2005

    TYPE
    Type of dam
    (Source:
    Documents and maps
    )

    Value Definition
    no data
    unknown
    Electric
    Hydro-power plant
    Other
    unknown

    Height
    Height of dam
    (Source:
    Documents and maps
    )

    Quality
    Data quality

    reliable

    fair

    unreliable

    Diak_cde
    Empty field

    Main_basin
    Main basin, sub-basin
    (Source:
    From document
    )

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Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)


  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

    WWF Russia amur Branch. E.Simonov, E.Egidarev

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    Eugene Simonov, Eugene Egidarev
    WWF , Amur Branch
    Russia Vladivostok
    18a, Verkhneportovaya St.
    Vladivostok, Primorskii krai 690003
    Russia

    +7 9242311633 (voice)
    +7 4232 414863 (FAX)
    Egidarev@wwfrfe.ru
    eugene simonov <esimonovster@gmail.com>
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Why was the data set created?

To show all dams in Amur River basin with detailed attribute information.

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How was the data set created?

  1. Where did the data come from?

    (source 1 of 2)
    Type of source media: online
    Source contribution:
    UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva
    geo@grid.unep.ch
    Andrea De Bono

    Dams (source 2 of 2)

    Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. and DATA+, Andrea De Bono, 1996, Dams.

    Type of source media: CD-ROM
    Source scale denominator: 10000000

  2. What changes have been made?

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How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

    Many attribute filelds are still not filled due to lack of consistent information.

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

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How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access constraints: Permission WWF Amur Branch
Use constraints:
Free, when using reference to authors required.

Distributor 1 of 1

  1. Who distributes the data set?

    WWF Amur Branch
    18a, Verkhneportovaya St.
    Vladivostok, Primorskii krai 690003
    Russia

  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

    Downloadable Data

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    Permission WWF Russia, Amur Branch

  4. How can I download or order the data?

    • Availability in digital form:


    • Data format:
      Size: 0.010

  5. Is there some other way to get the data?

  6. What hardware or software do I need in order to use the data set?

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Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 20080324

Metadata author:
Eugene Egidarev, Eugene Simonov
WWF Russia, Amur Branch
Russia, Vladivostok
18a Verkhneportovaya str
Vladivostok, Primorskii krai 690003
Russia

+79242311633 (voice)

Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)

Metadata extensions used:
  • http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html

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