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Global Volcano Proportional Economic Loss Risk Deciles
Entry ID: CIESIN_CHRR_NDH_VOLCANO_PELRD


Summary
Abstract: Global Volcano Proportional Economic Loss Risk Deciles is a 2.5 minute grid of volcano hazard

economic loss as proportions of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per analytical unit. Estimates of GDP at risk are based on regional

economic loss rates derived from historical records of the Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT). Loss rates are weighted by the

hazard's frequency and distribution. The methodology of Sachs et al. (2003) is followed to determine baseline estimates of GDP per

grid cell. To better reflect the confidence surrounding the data and procedures, the range of proportionalities is classified into

deciles, 10 class of an approximately equal number of grid cells of increasing risk. 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).


Purpose: To provide insight into the relative frequency, distribution, and potential impact of global

volcano hazard events to subnational distributions of GDP.

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

Data Set Citation
Version: 1.0


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1979-01-01
Stop Date: 2003-12-31


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SUSTAINABILITY >ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Project
NDH >Natural Disaster Hotspots    [Information]



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-02-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27



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