Global Volcano Proportional Economic Loss Risk DecilesEntry ID: CIESIN_CHRR_NDH_VOLCANO_PELRD
Abstract: Global Volcano Proportional Economic Loss Risk Deciles is a 2.5 minute grid of volcano hazard
economic loss as proportions of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per analytical unit. Estimates of GDP at risk are based on regional
economic loss rates derived from historical records of the Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT). Loss rates are weighted by the
hazard's frequency and distribution. The ... methodology of Sachs et al. (2003) is followed to determine baseline estimates of GDP per
grid cell. To better reflect the confidence surrounding the data and procedures, the range of proportionalities is classified into
deciles, 10 class of an approximately equal number of grid cells of increasing risk. This dataset is the result of collaboration
among the Columbia University Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR), International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The
World Bank, and Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).
Purpose: To provide insight into the relative frequency, distribution, and potential impact of global
volcano hazard events to subnational distributions of GDP.
Data Set Citation
Start Date: 1979-01-01Stop Date: 2003-12-31
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