IPCC NonClimate Baseline Data for Latin America
Entry ID: IPCC_nonclimate_LatinAmerica

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Summary
Abstract: Baseline information is available for the following sectors for Latin America:
Population and Human Development, Economic conditions, Land cover / Land use,
Water, Agriculture / Food, Energy, Biodiversity.

An evaluation of climate change impact requires the establishment of some
baseline period against which changes will be measured. Baseline data are
required for the relevant climate variables (see Climate Baseline) and also for
non-climatic information (for example, carbon dioxide concentration, soil
characteristics, population, income levels, etc.). Ideally, these various
baseline datasets should all refer to the same time period, whether 1961-90
averages or the 1990 value. We provide here a set of country and regional-level
indicators of socio-economic and resource variables as estimated at the
beginning of the 1990s. These data are reproduced from the IPCC report on The
Regional Impacts of Climate Change: an assessment of vulnerability published in
1998 by Cambridge University Press (Appendix D). These data in turn were
collated from a variety of sources such as the World Bank, UNEP and FAO.

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Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: IPCC Data Distribution Centre Home Page.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 10.0 S: -55.0  E: -30.0  W: -80.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Dataset Title: IPCC Non-Climate Baseline data for Latin America
Dataset Release Place: Geneva, Switzerland
Dataset Publisher: Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-01-01
Stop Date: 1995-12-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ECONOMIC RESOURCES >AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >POPULATION >POPULATION DISTRIBUTION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >POPULATION >POPULATION SIZE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND COVER    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >BIODIVERSITY FUNCTIONS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SOCIAL BEHAVIOR >VULNERABILITY LEVELS/INDEX    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
ECONOMY


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
None


Keywords
Population and Human Development
Economic Conditions
Land Cover/Land Use
Water
Agriculture/Food
Energy
Biodiversity
South America


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Data Distribution Center, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.ipcc-data.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: DAVID VINER
Phone: +44 1603 542089
Fax: +44 1603 507784
Email: d.viner at uea.ac.uk
Contact Address:
Climate Impacts Link Project
Climate Research Unit
University of East Anglia
Norwich NR4 7TS
UK


Personnel
DAVID VINER
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +44 1603 542089
Fax: +44 1603 507784
Email: d.viner at uea.ac.uk
Contact Address:
Climate Impacts Link Project
Climate Research Unit
University of East Anglia
Norwich NR4 7TS
UK


TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-03-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-11-02

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