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Compendium of Environmental Sustainability Indicator Collections: The Wellbeing of NationsEntry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_CESIC_WELLBEING
Abstract: The Wellbeing of Nations portion of the Compendium of Environmental Sustainability Indicator Collections contains a subset of 123 variables assembled from the Wellbeing of Nations, which assesses human and ecosystem wellbeing for 183 countries. The variables selected include both raw data and processed indicators and indices created by the report's author, Robert Prescott-Allen. 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 and 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 data that address the key issues of sustainability by combining indicators of human wellbeing with those of environmental sustainability to generate a more comprehensive picture of the state of the world.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Prescott-Allen, R.
Dataset Title: Compendium of Environmental Sustainability Indicator Collections: The Wellbeing of Nations
Dataset Release Date: 2001
Dataset Release Place: Washington, DC
Dataset Publisher: Island Press
Data Presentation Form: tabular, mapOnline Resource: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/cesic-wellbeing-of-nations
Start Date: 1990-01-01Stop Date: 2000-01-01
CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS
CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIER MASS BALANCE/ICE SHEET MASS BALANCE
CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIERS
CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > ICE SHEETS
LAND SURFACE > LAND TEMPERATURE > LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE
CLIMATE INDICATORS > CRYOSPHERIC INDICATORS > GLACIAL MEASUREMENTS > GLACIER MASS BALANCE/ICE SHEET MASS BALANCE
Hall, D.K., R.S. Williams, Jr., K.A. Casey, N.E. DiGirolamo and Z. Wan. 2006: Satellite-derived, melt-season surface temperature of the Greenland Ice Sheet (2000-2005) and its relationship to mass balance, Geophysical Research Letters, 33, L11501, doi:10.1029/2006GL026444.
Hall, D.K., R.S. Williams, Jr., S.B. Luthcke and N.E. DiGirolamo, submitted: Greenland Ice Sheet surface-temperature, melt and mass loss: 2000-2006, Journal of Glaciology.
Luthcke S.B., H.J. Zwally, W. Abdalati, D.D. Rowlands, R.D. Ray, R.S.Nerem, F.G. Lemoine, J.J. McCarthy and D.S. Chinn, 2006: Recent Greenland ice mass loss by drainage system from satellite gravity observations, Science, 19 October 2006, 314(5803): 1286-1289.
Zwally H.J., W. Abdalati, T. Herring, K. Larsen, J. Saba, and K. Steffen, 2002: Surface melt-induced acceleration of Greenland ice-sheet flow, Science, 297(5579): 218-222
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-12-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-01-22