Compendium of Environmental Sustainability Indicator Collections: Complete Collection, Version 1.1Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_CESIC_COMPLETE_V11
Abstract: The Compendium of Environmental Sustainability Indicator Collections contains 426 indicators for 239 countries from five major environmental sustainability indicator efforts: the 2006 Environmental Performance Index (EPI), 2005 Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI), 2004 Environmental Vulnerability Index (EVI), the Rio to Johannesburg Dashboard, the Wellbeing of Nations, and 2006 National ... Footprint Accounts. It also incorporates 38 ancillary variables such as region name, dummy variables for landlocked countries and small island states, population, GDP, and land area. The collection is compiled and distributed by the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).
The data in comma-separated values (CSV), SPSS (SAV) and Stata (DTA) formats and a data dictionary for all indicators and ancillary variables in Word (DOC), Portable Document Format (PDF), and Microsoft Access (MDB) formats are available from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).
Purpose: To make the acquisition, comparison and analysis of sustainability indicators easier by compiling them in a single database, incorporating multiple country codes, and condensing the indicator descriptions into short methodological summaries in an accompanying data dictionary.
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Start Date: 1999-09-30Stop Date: 2005-03-31
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION ANOMALIES
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION RATE
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > SNOW
CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE
PALEOCLIMATE > ICE CORE RECORDS > IONS
PALEOCLIMATE > ICE CORE RECORDS > ISOTOPES
PALEOCLIMATE > ICE CORE RECORDS > PARTICULATE MATTER
PALEOCLIMATE > ICE CORE RECORDS > VOLCANIC DEPOSITS
Quality Trace ion data were quality checked.
Values provided in temporal coverage are approximate only.
Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL.
Except for the 2004-2005 data which is not yet publicly available.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=ASAC_1172 when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Size: 504 KB
Distribution Format: .xls
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6226 1876
Fax: +61 3 6226 2902
Email: mark.curran at aad.gov.au
203 Channel Highway Australian Antarctic Division
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
McMorrow A.J., Curran M.A.J., van Ommen T.D., Morgan V., Pook M.J., Allison I. (2001), Intercomparison of firn core and meteorological data., Antarctic Science, 13, 3, 329-337
McMorrow A.J., Curran M.A.J., van Ommen T.D., Morgan V.I., Allison I. (2002), Features of meteorological events preserved in a high-resolution Law Dome (East Antarctica) snow pit., Annals of Glaciology, 35, 463-470
McMorrow A.J., van Ommen T.D., Morgan V., Curran M.A.J. (2004), Ultra-high-resolution seasonality of trace-ion species and oxygen isotope ratios in Antarctic firn over four annual cycles. Jacka T.H., Annals of Glaciology, 39, 34-40
Becagli S., Castellano E., Cerri O., Curran M., Frezzotti M., Marino F., Morganti A., Proposito M., Severi M., Traversi R., Udisti R. (2009), Methanesulphonic acid (MSA) stratigraphy from a Talos Dome ice core as a tool in depicting sea ice changes and southern atmospheric circulation over the previous 140 years, Atmospheric Environment, 43, 5, 1051-1058
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-02-14