Global Cyclone Mortality Risks and DistributionEntry ID: CIESIN_CHRR_NDH_CYCLONE_MRD
Abstract: Global Cyclone Mortality Risks and Distribution is a 2.5 minute grid of global cyclone mortality risks. Gridded Population of the World, Version 3 (GPWv3) data provide a baseline estimation of population per grid cell from which to estimate potential mortality loss. Mortality loss estimates per hazard event are calculated using regional, hazard-specific mortality records of the Emergency Events ... Database (EM-DAT) that span the 20 years between 1981 and 2000. Data regarding the frequency and distribution of cyclone hazard are obtained from the Global Cyclone Hazard Frequency and Distribution dataset. In order to more accurately reflect the confidence associated with the data and procedures, the potential mortality estimate range is classified into deciles, 10 classes of an approximately equal number of grid cells, providing a relative estimate of cyclone-based mortality risks. 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).
The data in American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) and dBASE (DBF) formats 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 global cyclone mortality risks and distribution.
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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, and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank
Dataset Title: Global Cyclone Mortality Risks 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: raster, mapOnline Resource: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/ndh-cyclone-mortality-ris...
Start Date: 2000-01-01Stop Date: 2000-01-01
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Role: SERF AUTHOR
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