[Parameters: Topic='SOLID EARTH', Term='SEISMOLOGY', Variable_Level_1='EARTHQUAKE OCCURRENCES']
Global Earthquake Hazard Frequency and DistributionEntry ID: CIESIN_CHRR_NDH_EQUAKE_HFD
Abstract: Global Earthquake Hazard Frequency and Distribution is a 2.5 minute grid utilizing Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS) Earthquake Catalog data of actual earthquake events exceeding 4.5 on the Richter scale during the time period 1976 through 2002. To produce the final output, the frequency of an earthquake hazard is calculated for each grid cell, and the resulting grid cells are then ... classified into deciles (10 classes consisting of an approximately equal number of grid cells). The greater the grid cell value in the final output, the higher the relative frequency of hazard posed by earthquakes. This dataset is the result of collaboration among the Columbia University Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR) 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 earthquake hazard.
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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 Earthquake Hazard Frequency and Distribution
Dataset Release Date: 2005
Dataset Release Place: Palisades, NY
Dataset Publisher: Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR)/Columbia University
Data Presentation Form: rasterOnline Resource: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/ndh-earthquake-frequency-...
Start Date: 1976-01-01Stop Date: 2002-01-01
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
SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > EARTHQUAKES > EARTHQUAKE OCCURRENCES
SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > EARTHQUAKES > EARTHQUAKE PREDICTIONS
SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS > FAULT MOVEMENT
SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS > STRAIN
SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS > STRESS
SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS
SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS > LITHOSPHERIC PLATE MOTION
ISO Topic Category
Quality The Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS) provides tabular data of earthquake occurrences from 79 to 2002 that were greater than 4.5 on the Richter scale. Each occurence is georeferenced and there is a one occurrence-one record method of data collection. These occurrence records are transformed into a coverage of georeferenced points. A 2.5 minute grid overlays the earthquake occurrence points. ... A frequency value is determined by summing the number of points within the grid cell. No modeling of the earthquake was undertaken to determine the earthquake's extent. The frequency range of the raster surface is then classified into deciles, 10 classes of an approximately equal number of grid cells. Hazardousness increases with decile value; 10 is the most hazardous.
Note that areas of &No Data& are not necessarily without risk of hazard. These areas may be artifacts of a mask that excluded from analysis those areas that were of 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 and Center for
Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR) hold the copyright of this dataset. Users are
... prohibited from any commercial, non-free resale, or redistribution without
explicit written permission from CHRR and CIESIN. Users should acknowledge CHRR
and CIESIN 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 and CIESIN also request reprints of any publications and notification of
any redistribution efforts.
Data Set Progress
van der Werf, GR; Dempewolf, J; Trigg, SN; Randerson, JT; Kasibhatla, PS; Gigliof, L; Murdiyarso, D; Peters, W; Morton, DC; Collatz, GJ; Dolman, AJ; DeFries, RS (2008), Climate regulation of fire emissions and deforestation in equatorial Asia, 105, 51, 20350-20355, PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, doi:doi:10.1073/pnas.0803375105, http://www.falw.vu/~gwerf/publications/vanderWerf2008PNAS.pdf
van der Werf, GR; Randerson, JT; Collatz, GJ; Giglio, L; Kasibhatla, PS; Arellano, AF; Olsen, SC; Kasischke, ES (2004), Continental-scale partitioning of fire emissions during the 1997 to 2001 El Nino/La Nina period, 303, 73-76, SCIENCE, http://www.falw.vu/~gwerf/publications/vanderWerf2004Science.pdf
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-08-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-08-12