Table 1 Geographic and geochemical parameters of the nine studied lakes on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China.

From: Salinity shapes microbial diversity and community structure in surface sediments of the Qinghai-Tibetan Lakes

Sample ID KLKL EHL QHL TSL GHL1 GHL2 XDCL DBXL CKL
GPS Location (N/E) 37o18.7'/ 36o34.1'/ 36o38.0'/ 37o11.6'/ 36o58.1'/ 37o7.8'/ 37o28.8'/ 37o28.8'/ 36o45.0'/
  96o54.1' 100o44.3' 100o6.9' 96o53.3' 100o35.9' 97o46.9' 95o26.2' 95o26.2' 99o4.8'
Salinity(g/L) 0.6 0.7 12.9 30.1 30.6 83.6 159.6 307.2 324.8
pH 8.8 9.4 9.1 8.8 8.9 8.4 8.4 7.0 7.8
TOC(%) 5.1 0.3 1.6 3.2 1.2 5.6 0.2 0.4 1.9
Concentration of major ions (mg L−1)
K+ 6.5 9.0 269.2 326.9 613.0 452.9 920.0 2163.0 2089.3
Na+ 135.2 218.8 3993.0 8087.0 9384.0 26770.0 54691.0 77950.0 107460.3
Ca2+ 38.5 20.0 17.7 32.4 22.8 392.0 625.0 1711.0 823.2
Mg2+ 53.6 68.5 824.1 2107.0 1467.0 4097.0 2588.7 24700.0 9740.8
SO42− 140.4 117.9 2188.0 6454.0 6058.0 10790.0 28735.2 4462.0 17099.8
Cl 206.2 231.1 5625.7 13129.5 13034.7 41059.4 72063.4 196231.9 187633.2
NO3 0.5 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.5 1.1 1.4
NH4+ 1.0 1.2 1.0 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.4
  1. KLKL: Keluke Lake; EHL: Erhai Lake; QHL:Qinghai Lake; TSL:Tuosu Lake; GHL1:Gahai Lake 1; GHL2: Gahai Lake 2; XCDL: Xiaochaidan Lake; DBXL: Dabuxun Lake; CKL: Chaka Lake.