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Table 1 The location, meteorological data and geographical coordinates of earthen sites selected in this research

From: An evaluation system for the development of scaling off at earthen sites in arid areas in NW China

Locations Annual rainfall (mm) Annual evaporation (mm) Average annual temperature diurnal range (mm) Climate type Geographical coordinates
Longitude Latitude Height (m)
Jia Yu Guan (JYG) 85 2149 15.5 Extremely Arid 39°55′09″ 98°23′05″ 1491
Jiu Quan (JQ) 88.4 2141.4 13.8 Extremely Arid 39°51′09″ 98°34′33″ 1430
Gao Tai (GT) 112.3 1923.4 15 Extremely Arid 39°29′03″ 99°43′07″ 1331
Lin Ze (LZ) 113.6 1830.4 14.1 Extremely Arid 39°12′00″ 100°22′28″ 1258
Zhang Ye (ZY) 133 2048 14.3 Arid 38°51′49″ 100°45′47″ 1583
Wu Wei (WW) 171 2205 13.8 Arid 37° 41′52″ 102°57′55″ 1694
Jing Tai (JT) 184 1838 12.3 Arid 37°09′54″ 104°10′17″ 1522
Yong Chang (YC) 211.6 2000.6 13.8 Arid 38°19′38″ 101°57′07″ 1895
Gui De (GD) 256 1980 14.2 Arid 36°02′54″ 101°25′42″ 2213
Le Du (LD) 335.4 2022.3 13.9 Arid 36°29′04″ 102°24′04″ 1979
Min Le (ML) 345 1975 12.1 Arid 38°27′37″ 100°52′27″ 2291
Ping An (PA) 338.5 1836.3 13.6 Arid 36°31′14″ 101°58′53″ 2206
Yong Jing (YJ) 284 1500 13.1 Arid 36°04′50″ 103°17′03″ 1721
Yong Deng (YD) 309 1539 13.1 Arid 36°18′53″ 103°24′58″ 1718
Tian Zhu (TZ) 372 1510 12.5 Arid 37°08′35″ 102°52′25″ 2830
Da Tong (DT) 523.3 1762.8 12.9 Semiarid 36°47′57″ 101°55′38″ 2886
Huang Zhong (HZ) 540.9 1363.6 11.6 Semiarid 36°25′40″ 101°35′25″ 2775
Hai Dong (HD) 502.5 1198.3 11.3 Semiarid 36°47′57″ 101°55′38″ 2473