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Compendium of Environmental Sustainability Indicator Collections: 2004 Environmental Vulnerability Index (EVI)Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_CESIC_2004EVI
Abstract: The 2004 Environmental Vulnerability Index (EVI) portion of the Compendium of Environmental Sustainability Indicator Collections contains 111 variables for 235 countries and territories. This index is designed to be used with economic and social vulnerability indices to provide insights into the processes that can negatively influence the sustainable development of countries. It was developed ... through consultation and collaborations with countries, institutions and experts across the globe by the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and their partners. The data are 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, a data dictionary for all indicators and ancillary variables in Word (DOC), Portable Document Format (PDF), and Microsoft Access (MDB) formats as well as maps 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 insights into the processes that can negatively influence the sustainable development of countries, with particular reference to vulnerability to natural hazards.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC), and United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP)
Dataset Title: Compendium of Environmental Sustainability Indicator Collections: 2004 Environmental Vulnerability Index (EVI)
Dataset Release Date: 2004
Dataset Release Place: Palisades, NY
Dataset Publisher: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)
Data Presentation Form: tabularOnline Resource: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/cesic-environmental-vulne...
Start Date: 1973-01-01Stop Date: 2003-01-01
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Quality The data are provisional and subject to change as model improvements are implemented and new input data sets become available.
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Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution Format: GRIB
Fees: No Fee
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: gsfc-help-disc at lists.nasa.gov
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center Code 610.2 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Xia, Y., K. Mitchell, M. Ek, J. Sheffield, B. Cosgrove, E. Wood, L. Luo, C. Alonge, H. Wei, J. Meng, B. Livneh, D. Lettenmaier, V. Koren, Q. Duan, K. Mo, Y. Fan, and D. Mocko, (2012), Continental-scale water and energy flux analysis and validation for the North American Land Data Assimilation System project phase 2 (NLDAS-2): 1. Intercomparison and application of model products, J. Geophys. Res., ... 117, D03109, doi:10.1029/2011JD016048.
Betts, A., F. Chen, K. Mitchell, and Z. Janjic (1997), Assessment of the land surface and boundary layer models in two operational versions of the NCEP Eta model using FIFE data, Mon. Weather Rev., 125, 2896-2916,
Chen, F., Z. Janjic, and K. Mitchell (1997), Impact of atmospheric surface-layer parameterizations in the new land-surface scheme of the NCEP mesoscale Eta model, Boundary Layer Meteorol., 85, 391-421, doi:10.1023/A:1000531001463.
Ek, M. B., K. E. Mitchell, Y. Lin, E. Rodgers, P. Grunman, V. Koren, G. Gayno, and J. D. Tarpley (2003), Implementation of Noah land surface model advances in the National Centers for Environmental Prediction operational mesoscale Eta model, J. Geophys. Res., 108(D22), 8851, doi:10.1029/2002JD003296.
Koren, V., J. Schaake, K. E. Mitchell, Q. Duan, F. Chen, and J. Baker (1999), A paramerization of snowpack and frozen ground intended for NCEP weather and climate models, J. Geophys. Res., 104, 19569-19585, doi:10.1029/1999JD900232.
Livneh, B., Y. Xia, M. B. Ek, K. E. Mitchell, and D. Lettenmaier (2010), Noah LSM snow model diagnostics and enhancements, J. Hydrometeorol., 11, 721-738, doi:10.1175/2009JHM1174.1.
Wei, H., Y. Xia, K. E. Mitchell, and M. B. Ek (2011), Improvement of Noah land surface model for warm season processes: Evaluation of water and energy flux simulation, Hydrol. Processes, doi:10.1002/hyp.9214.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-11-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-01-16