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2010 Environmental Performance Index (EPI)Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_EPI_2010
Abstract: The 2010 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranks 163 countries on environmental performance based on twenty-five indicators grouped within ten core policy categories addressing environmental health, air quality, water resource management, biodiversity and habitat, forestry, fisheries, agriculture, and climate change in the context of two broad objectives: environmental health and ecosystem ... vitality. The EPI’s proximity-to-target methodology facilitates cross-country comparisons among economic and regional peer groups. It was formally released in Davos, Switzerland, at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum on January 28, 2010. The 2010 EPI is the result of collaboration between the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP) and the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).
The report of the methodologies and the results, as well as the EPI, component scores, and raw variable data for all countries, in Microsoft Excel (XLS) and Portable Document (PDF) formats are available from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).
Purpose: To provide quantitative metrics for evaluating a country's environmental performance in different policy categories relative clearly defined targets.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP)/Yale University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)/Columbia University, World Economic Forum (WEF), and Joint Research Centre (JRC)/European Commission
Dataset Title: 2010 Environmental Performance Index (EPI)
Dataset Release Date: 2010
Dataset Release Place: New Haven, CT
Dataset Publisher: Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP)/Yale University
Data Presentation Form: document, tabularOnline Resource: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/epi-environmental-perform...
Start Date: 1994-01-01Stop Date: 2009-12-31
Latitude Resolution: 7.5 km
Longitude Resolution: 7.5 km
Temporal Resolution: Twice-daily (AMSR-E)
ISO Topic Category
Quality Enhanced SSM/I brightness temperatures were produced without calibration changes from the Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) Version 6 (V6) SSM/I swath product for DMSP-F13. Enhanced AMSR-E brightness temperatures were produced, also without adjustments, from the RSS V4 AMSR-E swath product. For details regarding calibration and validation of these source products, please visit RSS.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 1.5 MB - 63 MB per file
Distribution Format: binary
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 5 KB - 7 MB per file
Distribution Format: GIF
Email: long at ee.byu.edu
BYU Center for Remote Sensing Brigham Young University 459 Clyde Building
Province or State: UT
Postal Code: 84602
Email: stroeve at nsidc.org
CIRES National Snow and Ice Data Center National Snow and Ice Data Center CIRES, 449 UCB University of Colorado
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309
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
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Long, D. G. and D. Daum. 1998. Spatial Resolution Enhancement of SSM/I Data. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sens. 36: 407-417.
Long, D. G., D. Early, and M. R. Drinkwater. 1994. Enhanced Resolution ERS-1 Scatterometer Imaging of Southern Hemisphere ... Polar Ice. Proc. Int. Geosci. Rem. Sens. Sym., Pasadena, California, 8-12 August, 156-158.
Long, D. G. and M. R. Drinkwater. 1999. Cryosphere Applications of NSCAT Data. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 37 (3): 1671-1684.
Early, D. S. and D. G. Long. 2001. Image Reconstruction and Enhanced Resolution Imaging from Irregular Samples. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 39 (2): 291-302.
Gunn, B. 2007. Temporal Resolution Enhancement for AMSR Images. MERS Technical Report 07-02, 04 Dec. 2007. www.scp.byu.edu/docs/pdf/MERS0702.pdf
Hollinger, J. P. and R. C. Lo. 1983. SSM/I Project Summary Report. Naval Research Laboratory. NRL Memorandum Report 5055. 106 pp.
Stroeve, J. 1998. Impact of Various Processing Options on SSM/I-Derived Brightness Temperatures. NSIDC Special Report-7. http://nsidc.org/pubs/special/7/index.html
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-04-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-14