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 ... View entire text

Purpose: To provide a means of assessing the relative distribution and frequency of global volcano hazard.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  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
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1979-01-01
Stop Date: 2000-01-01
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.0417 Decimal degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0.0417 Decimal degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
ISO Topic Category
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
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Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center Supplemental Info
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
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Distribution
Distribution Media: Online FTP
Distribution Format: ASCII
Fees: 0
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Personnel
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
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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, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.7927/H4736NT2
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-03-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-06-06
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