Global Drought Proportional Economic Loss Risk DecilesEntry ID: CIESIN_CHRR_NDH_DROUGHT_PELRD
Abstract: Global Drought Proportional Economic Loss Risk Deciles is a 2.5 minute grid of drought hazard economic loss as proportions of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per analytical unit. Estimates of GDP at risk are based on regional economic loss rates derived from historical records of the Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT). Loss rates are weighted by the hazard's frequency and distribution. The ... methodology of Sachs et al. (2003) is followed to determine baseline estimates of GDP per grid cell. To better reflect the confidence surrounding the data and procedures, the range of proportionalities is classified into deciles, 10 class of an approximately equal number of grid cells of increasing risk. 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) format and a map in Portable Document Format (PDF) and Portable Network Graphics (PNG) are available from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).
Purpose: To provide a spatial surface of the proportional economic impacts of global drought hazard.
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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 Drought Proportional Economic Loss Risk Deciles
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-drought-proportional-...
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: cc50-00-0
Access Constraints No Constraints
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: ONLINE
Distribution Size: 177.900000
Distribution Format: ASCII
Fees: Depends on the Data Set
Role: DIF AUTHOR
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-07-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-12-13
Future DIF Review Date: 2001-06-01