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Global Landslide Hazard DistributionEntry ID: CIESIN_CHRR_NDH_LSLIDE_HD
Abstract: Global Landslide Hazard Distribution is a 2.5 minute grid of global landslide and snow avalanche hazards based upon work of the Norwegian Geotechnical
Institute (NGI). The hazards mapping of NGI incorporates a range of data including slope, soil, soil moisture conditions, precipitation, seismicity, and temperature. Shuttle Radar
Topography Mission (SRTM) elevation data at 30 seconds resolution ... are also incorporated. Hazards values 4 and below are considered negligible and only values 5 through 9 are utilized in
further analyses. To ensure compatibility with other datasets, 1 is added to each of the values to provide a hazard ranking ranging 6 through 10 in increasing hazard. This dataset is the
result of collaboration among the Columbia University Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR), Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), and Columbia University Center for International
Earth Science and Information Network (CIESIN).
Purpose: To provide a means of assessing the relative distribution and frequency of global landslide hazard.
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