Global Volcano Hazard Frequency and Distribution
Entry ID: CIESIN_CHRR_NDH_VOLCANO_HFD

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Summary
Abstract: Global Volcano Hazard Frequency and Distribution is a 2.5 minute gridded data set based upon the National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) Volcano Database spanning the period of 1979 through 2000. This database includes nearly 4,000 volcanic events categorized as moderate or above (values 2 through 8) according to the Volcano Explosivity Index (VEI). Most volcanoes are georeferenced to the nearest tenth or hundredth of a degree with a few to the nearest thousandth of a degree. To produce the final output, the frequency of a volcanic hazard is computed for each grid cell, with the data set consequently being classified into deciles (10 classes of approximately equal number of grid cells). The higher the grid cell value in the final output, the higher the relative frequency of hazard posed by volcanoes. This dataset is the result of collaboration among the Columbia University Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR) and Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).

The data in American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) format 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 means of assessing the relative distribution and frequency of global volcano hazard.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 85.0 S: -58.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR)/Columbia University, and Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)/Columbia University
Dataset Title: Global Volcano Hazard Frequency and Distribution
Dataset Release Date: 2005
Dataset Release Place: Palisades, NY
Dataset Publisher: Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR)/Columbia University
Version: 1.00
Data Presentation Form: raster, map
Online Resource: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/ndh-volcano-hazard-freque...


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1979-01-01
Stop Date: 2000-01-01


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EQUATORIAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.0417 Decimal degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0.0417 Decimal degrees


Science Keywords
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY >ERUPTION DYNAMICS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY >ERUPTION DYNAMICS >LAVA COMPOSITION/TEXTURE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
NDH >Natural Disaster Hotspots    [Information]


Quality
National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) provides a database of nearly 4,000 volcanic events categorized from 2 to 8 according to VEI from 79 through 2000 nominally georeferenced to the nearest tenth or hundredth of a degree. Global Volcano Hazard and Frequency was based upon the frequency of volcanic events, irregardless of severity, within a 2.5 minute grid cell. The frequency range was classified into 10 classes of an approximately equal number of grid cells, whereby a higher value denotes a greater risk as posed by volcanic activity. Note that areas of no data are not necessarily without hazard risk but may be an artifact of a mask that excluded from analysis those areas where the population density was less than 5 persons per square kilometer and were without significant agriculture.


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York and Center for
Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR) hold the copyright of this dataset. Users are
prohibited from any commercial, non-free resale, or redistribution without
explicit written permission from CHRR and CIESIN. Users should acknowledge CHRR
and CIESIN as the source used in the creation of any reports, publications, new
datasets, derived products, or services resulting from the use of this dataset.
CHRR and CIESIN also request reprints of any publications and notification of
any redistribution efforts.


Keywords
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Disasters > Volcanic Eruptions
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Disasters > Disaster Area
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Disasters > Disaster Preparedness
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Disasters > Disaster Prevention
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Disasters > Natural Disasters
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Environmental Modeling > Disaster Modeling
Disasters
Distribution
Eruptions
Geological Hazards
Hazard Frequency
Hazard Distribution
Hazards
Hotspots
Volcanoes
ESIP


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
SEDAC


Data Center
Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/
Dataset ID: CIESIN_CHRR_NDH_VOLCANO_HFD

Data Center Personnel
Name: SEDAC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 845-365-8920
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: ciesin.info at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA


World Data Center for Human Interactions in the Environment    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/wdc/
Dataset ID: CIESIN_CHRR_NDH_VOLCANO_HFD

Data Center Personnel
Name: ROBERT CHEN
Phone: 1-845-365-8952
Fax: 1-845-365-8922
Email: bchen at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
WDC for Human Interactions in the Environment
CIESIN/Columbia University
P. O. Box 1000
61 Route 9W
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online FTP
Distribution_Format: ASCII
Fees: 0

Distribution_Media: Online HTTP
Distribution_Format: PDF
Fees: 0

Distribution_Media: Online HTTP
Distribution_Format: PNG
Fees: 0


Personnel
SEDAC USER SERVICES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1 845-365-8920
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: ciesin.info at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA


SEDAC USER SERVICES
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +1 845-365-8920
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: ciesin.info at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA


Publications/References
Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR)/Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network

(CIESIN)/Columbia University, and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank (2005), Global Volcano Mortality Risks and Distribution, Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR)/Columbia University, Palisades, NY, http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/ndh-volcano-mortality-ris...

Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR)/Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network

(CIESIN)/Columbia University, and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank (2005), Global Volcano Proportional Economic Loss Risk Deciles, Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR)/Columbia University, Palisades, NY, http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/ndh-volcano-proportional-...

Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR)/Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network

(CIESIN)/Columbia University, and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank (2005), Global Volcano Total Economic Loss Risk Deciles, Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR)/Columbia University, Palisades, NY, http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/ndh-volcano-total-economi...

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-03-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-02-14

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