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IPCC Socio-Economic Baseline DatasetEntry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_IPCC_BASELINE
Abstract: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Socio-Economic Baseline Dataset consists of population, human development, economic, water resources, land cover, land use, agriculture, food, energy and biodiversity data . This dataset was collated by IPCC from a variety of sources such as The World Bank, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and is distributed by the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).
The data in Microsoft Excel (XLS) and Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) formats are available from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).
Purpose: To provide a baseline dataset for the evaluation of climate change impact.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Dataset Title: IPCC Socio-Economic Baseline Dataset
Dataset Release Date: 2008
Dataset Release Place: New York, NY
Dataset Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Data Presentation Form: tabularOnline Resource: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/ipcc-assess-socio-economi...
Start Date: 1980-01-01Stop Date: 1980-01-01
Start Date: 1990-01-01Stop Date: 1990-01-01
Start Date: 1991-01-01Stop Date: 1991-01-01
Start Date: 1992-01-01Stop Date: 1992-01-01
Start Date: 1993-01-01Stop Date: 1993-01-01
Start Date: 1994-01-01Stop Date: 1994-01-01
Start Date: 1995-01-01Stop Date: 1995-01-01
Start Date: 2025-01-01Stop Date: 2025-01-01
Latitude Resolution: 100 meters (bands 10 and 11)
Longitude Resolution: 100 meters (bands 10 and 11)
Horizontal Resolution Range: 100 meters - < 250 meters
LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND USE CLASSES
LAND SURFACE > LANDSCAPE > LANDSCAPE PATTERNS
LAND SURFACE > SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES > REFLECTANCE
LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > LANDFORMS
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > INFRARED WAVELENGTHS > BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > INFRARED WAVELENGTHS > INFRARED IMAGERY
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > SENSOR CHARACTERISTICS > ULTRAVIOLET SENSOR TEMPERATURE
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS > VISIBLE IMAGERY
ISO Topic Category
Panchromatic band 8 has a resolution of 15 meters. ...
Landsat 8 data are collected from a nominal altitude of 705
kilometers in a near-polar, near-circular, Sun-synchronous orbit at an
inclination of 98.2 degrees, imaging the same 183-km swath of the
Earth's surface every 16 days. The pixels representing the bands for
the image are in the data set only once.
The OLI and TIRS sensors aboard Landsat 8 are nadir-viewing, multispectral
pushbroom radiometers that detect spectrally filtered radiation from
several portions of the electromagnetic spectrum while orbiting Earth
from an altitude of 705 kilometers. Nominal ground sample distances or
pixel sizes include 30 meters each for the eight visible, near-infrared,
and shortwave infrared bands, 100 meters for the thermal infrared bands,
and 15 meters for the panchromatic band. Landsat 8 Wavelength (micrometers)
Band 1 0.43-0.45, Band 2 0.45-0.51, Band 3 0.53-0.59, Band 4
0.64-0.67, Band 5 .85-.88, Band 6 1.57-1.65, Band 7 2.11-2.29,
Band 8 .50-.68, Band 9 1.36-1.38, Band 10 10.6-11.19, Band 11 11.5-12.51.
Data collected by the OLI and TIRS sensors aboard Landsat 8 satellite
are in a raw format, meaning that radiometric and geometric
corrections have not yet been applied to the data. Data collected in
the raw format are level-0 data and equate to a Landsat 8 level-0R
product. When a Landsat 8 Level-0R product is both
radiometrically and geometrically (systematically) corrected, it is
referred to as a Level-1G product. Correction algorithms model the
spacecraft and the sensor, using data generated by onboard computers
during imaging events. A Level-1G product is a geometrically rectified
product that is free from distortions related to the satellite
platform, the sensor, and global Earth characteristics. Distortions
due to Earth's terrain are still present. When a Landsat 8 Level-0R product is
radiometrically and geometrically (systematically) corrected, along with the employment of a digital elevation source for terrain correction, it is
referred to as a Level-1T product.
Access Constraints There are no restrictions to this data set.
Use Constraints There is no guarantee of warranty concerning the accuracy of these data. Users should be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since the data was collected and that some parts of these data may no longer represent actual surface conditions. Users should not use these data for critical applications without a full awareness of their limitations. Acknowledgement of the originating agencies would be appreciated in products derived from these data. Any user who modifies the data set is obligated to describe the types of modifications they perform. User specifically agrees not to misrepresent the data set, nor to imply that changes made were approved or endorsed by the U.S. Geological Survey. Please refer to http://www.usgs.gov/privacy.html for the USGS disclaimer.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: On-line (HTTP)
Distribution Format: GeoTIFF
Fees: $0 U.S. Dollars for Level 1 Terrain correction
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: lta at usgs.gov
LTA Customer Services U.S. Geological Survey EROS Center 47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198-0001
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-03-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-06-03
Future DIF Review Date: 2014-03-01