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


The data in American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) format 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 means of assessing the relative distribution and frequency of global cyclone hazard.

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Geographic Coverage
 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, Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development - The World Bank, and United Nations Environment Programme Global Resource Information Database Geneva - UNEP GRID-Geneva
Dataset Title: Global Cyclone 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
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7927/H4CZ353K


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


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EQUATORIAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.0417 Decimal degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0.0417 Decimal degrees


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >CYCLONES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >HURRICANES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >ANTICYCLONES/CYCLONES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >UPPER LEVEL WINDS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
NDH >Natural Disaster Hotspots    [Information]


Quality
Various sources of tropical storms were organized into GIS coverages by Pascal Peduzzi and Christian Herold of UNEP/GRID-Geneva. Each storm track was buffered using Holland's asymmetrical wind speed profile model. These buffered areas represent the areas exposed to cyclones.

The different wind speed buffers were translated into six categories using the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane scale. Overlaying a 1 km resolution grid produced a surface representing how often a grid cell is hit by a hurricane and the associated wind speed, a measure of severity.

The final surface classified the range of frequency into deciles, 10 classes of approximately an equal number of grid cells. Ten represents cells that are the most hazardous, while 1 denotes the least hazardous. Note that areas of no data are not necessarily areas without hazard, but rather that a mask was used to exclude from analysis those areas that had a population density less than 5 persons per square kilometer and without significant agriculture.


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, Center for Hazards
and Risk Research (CHRR), International Bank for Reconstruction and
Development/The World Bank, and United Nations Environment Programme Global
Resource Information Database Geneva (UNEP/GRID-Geneva) hold the copyright of
this dataset. Users are prohibited from any commercial, non-free resale, or
redistribution without explicit written permission from CHRR, CIESIN, The World
Bank, and UNEP/GRID-Geneva. Users should acknowledge CHRR, CIESIN, The World
Bank, and UNEP/GRID-Geneva as the source used in the creation of any reports,
publications, new datasets, derived products, or services resulting from the
use of this dataset. CHRR, CIESIN, The World Bank, and UNEP/GRID-Geneva also
request reprints of any publications and notification of any redistributing
efforts.


Keywords
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Disasters > Cyclones
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Disasters > Disaster Area
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Disasters > Disaster Preparedness
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Disasters > Disaster Prevention
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Disasters > Hurricanes
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Disasters > Natural Disasters
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Disasters > Storms
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Disasters > Typhoons
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Environmental Modeling > Disaster Modeling
Cyclones
Disasters
Hazard Distribution
Hazard Frequency
Hazards
Hotspots
Tropical Storms
Weather Hazards
ESIP


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
SEDAC


Data Center
Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/
Dataset ID: CIESIN_CHRR_NDH_CYCLONE_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


World Data Center for Human Interactions in the Environment    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/wdc/
Dataset ID: CIESIN_CHRR_NDH_CYCLONE_HFD

Data Center Personnel
Name: ROBERT CHEN
Phone: 1-845-365-8952
Fax: 1-845-365-8922
Email: bchen at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
WDC for Human Interactions in the Environment
CIESIN/Columbia University
P. O. Box 1000
61 Route 9W
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online FTP
Distribution_Size: 167 MB
Distribution_Format: ASCII
Fees: 0

Distribution_Media: ONLINE HTTP
Distribution_Format: PNG
Fees: 0

Distribution_Media: ONLINE HTTP
Distribution_Format: PDF
Fees: 0


Personnel
SEDAC USER SERVICES
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


CIESIN METADATA ADMINISTRATION
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +1 845-365-8988
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: metadata at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: New York
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA


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 Cyclone Mortality Risks and Distribution, Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR)/Columbia University, Palisades, NY, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.7927/H4862DC5

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 Cyclone Proportional Economic Loss Risk Deciles, Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR)/Columbia University, Palisades, NY, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.7927/H44F1NNF

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 Cyclone Total Economic Loss Risk Deciles, Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR)/Columbia University, Palisades, NY, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.7927/H40P0WXQ

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-28

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