Global Drought Hazard Frequency and Distribution
Entry ID: CIESIN_CHRR_NDH_DROUGHT_HFD

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Summary
Abstract: Global Drought Hazard Frequency and Distribution is a 2.5 minute grid based upon the International Research Institute for Climate Prediction's (IRI) Weighted Anomaly of Standardized Precipitation (WASP). Utilizing average monthly precipitation data from 1980 through 2000 at a resolution of 2.5 degrees, WASP assesses the precipitation deficit or surplus over a three month temporal window that ... View entire text

Purpose: To provide a means of assessing the relative distribution and frequency of global drought hazard.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 85.0   S: -58.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Center for Hazards and Risks Research (CHRR)/Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)/Columbia University, and International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)/Columbia University
Dataset Title: Global Drought 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
Online Resource: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/ndh-drought-hazard-freque...
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-01-01
Stop Date: 2000-01-01
Data Resolution
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
Quality Global Drought Hazard Frequency and Distribution used the Weighted Anomaly of Standardized Precipitation (WASP) developed by IRI, computed on a 2.5 minute grid from monthly average precipitation data for 1980 through 2000. The WASP assesses the precipitation deficit or surplus over a specified number of months, weighted by the magnitude of the seasonal cyclic variation in precipitation. A ... View entire text
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Use Constraints The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, Center for Hazards
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Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/
Dataset ID: CIESIN_CHRR_NDH_DROUGHT_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
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Distribution
Distribution Media: Online FTP
Distribution Format: ASCII
Fees: 0
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Personnel
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
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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 Drought Mortality Risks and Distribution, Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR)/Columbia University, Palisades, NY, http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/ndh-drought-mortality-ris...
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-02-13
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