Global Flood Hazard Frequency and Distribution
Entry ID: CIESIN_CHRR_NDH_FLOOD_HFD

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Summary
Abstract: Global Flood Hazard Frequency and Distribution is a 2.5 minute grid derived from a global listing of extreme flood events between 1985 and 2003 (poor or missing data in the early/mid 1990s) compiled by Dartmouth Flood Observatory and georeferenced to the nearest degree. The resultant flood frequency grid was then classified into 10 classes of approximately equal number of grid cells. The greater ... View entire text

Purpose: To provide a means of assessing the relative distribution and frequency of global flood hazard.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 85.0   S: -58.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR)/Columbia University, and Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)/Columbia University
Dataset Title: Global Flood Hazard Frequency and Distribution
Dataset Release Date: 2005
Dataset Release Place: Palisades, NY
Dataset Publisher: Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR)/Columbia University
Version: 1.00
Data Presentation Form: raster, map
Online Resource: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/ndh-flood-hazard-frequenc...
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1985-01-01
Stop Date: 2003-01-01

Start Date: 2005-01-01
Stop Date: 2005-01-01
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.0417 Decimal degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0.0417 Decimal degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
ISO Topic Category
Quality The data from the Dartmouth Flood Observatory contains various geospatial representations of flood events. Some floods are depicted as points georeferenced to the nearest degree. Other floods are characterized by polygons. To determine frequency of flood hazard, a 2.5 minute grid overlays the flood data and the number of flood events per grid cell is recorded. A flood event is defined as any ... View entire text
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Use Constraints The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York and Center for
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Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/
Dataset ID: CIESIN_CHRR_NDH_FLOOD_HFD

Data Center Personnel
Name: SEDAC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 845-365-8920
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: ciesin.info at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA
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Distribution
Distribution Media: Online FTP
Distribution Format: ASCII
Fees: 0
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Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1 845-365-8920
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: ciesin.info at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR)/Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)/Columbia University, and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank (2005), Global Flood Mortality Risks and Distribution, Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR)/Columbia University, Palisades, NY, http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/ndh-flood-mortality-risks...
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-10-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-02-13
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