Global Landslide Total Economic Loss Risk DecilesEntry ID: CIESIN_CHRR_NDH_LSLIDE_TELRD
Abstract: Global Landslide Total Economic Loss Risk Deciles is a 2.5 minute grid of global landslide total economic loss risks. A process of spatially allocating Gross Domestic Product (GDP) based upon the Sachs et al. (2003) methodology is utilized. First the proportional contributions of subnational units to their respective national GDP are determined using sources of various origins. The contribution ... rates are then applied to published World Bank Development Indicators to determine a GDP value for the subnational unit. Once the national GDP has been spatially stratified into the smallest administrative units available, GDP values for grid cells are derived using Gridded Population of the World, Version 3 (GPWv3) data of population distributions. A per capita contribution value is determined within each subnational unit, and this value is multiplied by the population per grid cell. Once a GDP value has been determined on a per grid cell basis, then the regionally variable loss rate as derived from the historical records of EM-DAT is used to determine the total economic loss risks posed to a grid cell by landslide hazards. The final surface does not present absolute values of total economic loss, but rather a relative decile (1-10 with increasing risk) ranking of grid cells based upon the calculated economic loss 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 spatial surface of the total economic impacts of global landslide hazard.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: ERA Maptec Ltd
Dataset Title: SPOT Images for Ireland
Dataset Release Place: Ireland
Dataset Publisher: ERA Maptec Ltd
Data Presentation Form: Satellite Image
Start Date: 1980-01-01
Latitude Resolution: 10m
Longitude Resolution: 10m
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 meter - < 30 meters
Quality Because of the orbital parameters of the satellite, adjacent paths are not
acquired sequentially and information from each path may differ according to
the time delay.
Access Constraints Supplied under license only
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: 3.5" Floppy, CD-ROM, Zip Disks, E-Mail, Magetic Disks, Other Disks
Distribution Format: ArcGrid, LAN, ERDAS Imagine
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
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Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-04-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-07-24