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Global Cyclone Mortality Risks and Distribution
Entry ID: CIESIN_CHRR_NDH_CYCLONE_MRD

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Summary
Abstract: Global Cyclone Mortality Risks and Distribution is a 2.5 by 2.5 minute grid of global cyclone mortality risks. Gridded Population of the World (GPW)

Version 3 (beta) 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.

The dataset is a result of the 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 provide a means of assessing global cyclone mortality risks and distribution.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -55.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 1.0


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >TROPICAL CYCLONES >CYCLONES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SUSTAINABILITY >ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY    [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: 2013-02-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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