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Global Cyclone Total Economic Loss Risk DecilesEntry ID: CIESIN_CHRR_NDH_CYCLONE_TELRD
Abstract: Global Cyclone Total Economic Loss Risk Deciles is a 2.5 minute grid of global cyclone total economic loss risks. A process of spatially allocating Gross Domestic Product (GDP) based upon the Sachs et al. (2003) methodology is utilized. First the proportional contributions of subnational units to their respective national GDP are determined using sources of various origins. The contribution rates ... are then applied to published World Bank Development Indicators to determine a GDP value for the subnational unit. Once the national GDP is spatially stratified into the smallest administrative units available, GDP values for grid cells are derived using population distribution data. A per capita contribution value is determined within each subnational unit, and this value is multiplied by the population per grid cell as determined from Gridded Population of the World, Version 3 (GPWv3) data. Once a GDP value is determined on a per grid cell basis, then the regionally variable loss rate, as derived from the historical records of EM-DAT, is used to determine the total economic loss risks posed to a grid cell by cyclone hazards. The final surface does not present absolute values of total economic loss, but rather a relative decile (1-10 with increasing risk) ranking of grid cells based upon the calculated economic loss risks. 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).
The data in American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) and dBASE (DBF) formats and a map in Portable Document Format (PDF) and Portable Network Graphics (PNG) formats are available from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).
Purpose: To provide a spatial surface of the total economic impacts of global cyclone hazard.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: M. Sturm and C. Racine
Dataset Title: A Half-Century of Change in Arctic Alaskan Shrubs: A Photographic-Based Assessment
Dataset Release Date: 2005-06-06
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/arcss130.html
Start Date: 1948-01-01Stop Date: 1951-12-31
Start Date: 1999-01-01Stop Date: 2003-12-31
Use Constraints The images should not be published without the consent of the investigators.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: DVD
Distribution Size: 11 GB
Distribution Format: TIFF > Tagged Image File Format
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
National Snow and Ice Data Center CIRES, 449 UCB University of Colorado
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Phone: +1 (907) 353-5183
Fax: +1 (907) 353-5142
Email: msturm at crrel.usace.army.mil
USA-CRREL-Alaska P.O. Box 35170
City: Ft. Wainwright
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99703-0170
Email: cracine at crrel41.crrel.usace.army.mil
US Army CRREL 72 Lyme Road
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03755-1290
Sturm, M., C. Racine, and K. Tape. 2001. Increasing shrub abundance in the Arctic. Nature 411: 546-547.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-06-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-13