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Global Cyclone Hazard Frequency and Distribution
Entry ID: CIESIN_CHRR_NDH_CYCLONE_HFD

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Summary
Abstract: Global Cyclone Hazard Frequency and Distribution is a 2.5 by 2.5 minute grid based on more than 1,600 storm tracks for the period 1 January 1980 through

31 December 2000 for the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans that were assembled and modeled at UNEP/GRID-Geneva PreView. Windspeeds around storm tracks were modeled using Holland's model

(1997) to assess the grid cells likely to have been exposed to high wind levels. Post-modeling, the cells were divided into deciles, 10 classes consisting of approximately equal number of

grid cells. The higher the value of the grid cell, the higher the decile ranking and the greater the frequency of the hazard relative to other cells. The 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, United Nations Environment

Programme Global Resource Information Database Geneva (UNEP/GRID-Geneva), and Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).


Purpose: To provide a means of assessing the relative distribution and frequency of global cyclone hazard.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -55.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 1.0


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-01-01
Stop Date: 2000-12-31


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >TROPICAL CYCLONES >CYCLONES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SUSTAINABILITY >ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Project
NDH >Natural Disaster Hotspots    [Information]



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-02-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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