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2nd Revision

Introduction

 
Spatial Population Data
Population and Selected Geophysical, Climatic or Agricultural Characteristics of China
Population by Potential Crop Yields Population by Precipitation Zones blank_3.gif (802 bytes) Population by Aridity
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Population by Potential Crop Yields
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Population by Potential Crop Yields
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Population by Potential Yields
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Population by Precipitation
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Population by Precipitation, 1958 - 1988
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Population by Precipitation, 1958 - 1988
Population by Aridity
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Population by Aridity, 1958 - 1988
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Population by Aridity, 1958 - 1988
     
Population by Precipitation Variability Population by Crop Value Population by Altitude
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Population by Altitude
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Population by Crop Value Population by Altitude
     
  Cumulative Distribution
of Land & Population
 
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Cumulative distribution of land and population
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Primary Data Sources:
(1) Ministry of Public Security (PRC) (Ed.) (1993): Population Data by County and City, 1992. Beijing, People's Republic of China (in Chinese)
(2) Leemans, R. / Cramer, W. (1991): The IIASA database for mean monthly values of temperature, precipitation and cloudiness on a global terrestrial grid, IIASA Report, RR-91-18, Laxenburg, 63pp.
(3) Institute of Soil Science, Accademia Sinica (1986): The Soil Atlas of China, Cartographic Publishing House, Beijing.
Procedure
These tables were produced with the GIS system of IIASA's LUC-Project. Due to the nature of this multi-layer GIS, it was possible to overlay various geo-biophysical data sets with geo-referenced population data. We used population data from the Ministry of Public Security for 1992 by county and city districts. These data were manually typed into a GIS database from a printed data report (see source). By cross-checking prefecture- and province-aggregates with corresponding population statistics from other sources (such as the China Statistical Yearbook), we could confirm the consistency of our county-level data and eliminate some obvious data errors. With the exception of a few counties, for which no data were available, we had full coverage of China. This spatial population data set for China was then used to calculate the above statistics. Please, also see the sources and description for the precipitation data.
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Revision 2.0 (First revision published in 1999)  - Copyright 2011 by Gerhard K. Heilig. All rights reserved. (First revision: Copyright 1999 by IIASA.)