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Table 1 The natural environmental information on the Baksum Lake, Yamdroktso, Namtso and Siling Co

From: Characteristic and affecting factors of wetland herbs’ distribution in the radiant belt toward land of lake–terrestrial ecotone in Tibet, China

Lake Altitude/m Latitude Longitude Climate AAR/mm AAT/ ℃ Lake Area/km2 Lake water pH References
Baksum Lake 3480 31°00′01″N–31°22′53″N 93°53′37″E–94°1′48″E Plateau temperate Monsoon semi-humid /semi-arid climate 600–700 6.0 26 7.2 [42]
Yamdroktso 4441 28°27′00″N–29°12′00″N 90°08′00″E–91°45′00″E Plateau sub-frigid Monsoon semi-arid climate 373.0 2.4 638 9.2–9.3 [43, 44]
Namtso 4718 30°30′00″N–30°55′00″N 90°16′00″E–91°03′00″E Plateau sub-frigid Monsoon semi-arid climate North shore: 301.2
South shore: 486.9
North shore: 0.4
South shore: 1.3
2020 7.8–9.5 [45,46,47]
Siling Co 4530 31°34′00″N -31°51′00″N 88°33′00″E–89°21′00″E Plateau sub-frigid Monsoon semi-arid/plateau cold arid climate 290–321 0.2 2391 9.4–9.7 [48,49,50]