Global Flood Hazard Frequency and DistributionEntry ID: CIESIN_CHRR_NDH_FLOOD_HFD
Abstract: Global Flood Hazard Frequency and Distribution is a 2.5 minute grid derived from a global listing of extreme flood events between 1985 and 2003 (poor or missing data in the early/mid 1990s) compiled by Dartmouth Flood Observatory and georeferenced to the nearest degree. The resultant flood frequency grid was then classified into 10 classes of approximately equal number of grid cells. The greater ... the grid cell value in the final data set, the higher the relative frequency of flood occurrence. 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 flood hazard.
Start Date: 2012-07-09Stop Date: 2012-09-22
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DIF Creation Date: 2012-10-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-04-25