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Global Multihazard Mortality Risks and Distribution
Entry ID: CIESIN_CHRR_NDH_MULTI_MRD


Summary
Abstract: Global Multihazard Mortality Risks and Distribution is a 2.5 minute grid identifying and

characterizing the nature of multihazard risk at the global scale. For this study, multihazard considers the hazards posed by

cyclones, droughts, earthquakes, floods, landslides and volcanoes. The specific hazards are grouped into the following hazard

categories: drought (drought), seismic (earthquakes and volcanoes), and hydro (cyclones, floods, and landslides). Each grid cell is

assessed for each hazard category; and is considered at high risk or not at high risk. Treated as a binary value, the at-risk values

of the hazards categories function as a 3-digit index of multihazard. For each of the hazard category combinations, aggregate

analyses determine the total population, area, and length of major transportation features, as well as, the value of Gross Domestic

Product (GDP) and agricultural GDP. 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, and Columbia University Center for

International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).


Purpose: To identify areas of the world at multihazard risk and to gain insight into the nature of

this risk posed.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 85.0 S: -58.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 1.0


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >TROPICAL CYCLONES >CYCLONES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >DROUGHTS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >EARTHQUAKES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >FLOODS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >LANDSLIDES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >POPULATION >POPULATION DISTRIBUTION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >POPULATION >POPULATION ESTIMATES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SUSTAINABILITY >ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >LANDSLIDES    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >AVALANCHE    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >POPULATION >MORTALITY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
SOCIETY


Project
NDH >Natural Disaster Hotspots    [Information]



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-02-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27



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