2005 Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI)
The 2005 Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI) is a measure of overall progress towards environmental sustainability, developed for 146 countries. The index provides a composite profile of national environmental stewardship based on a compilation of 21 indicators derived from 76 underlying datasets. The 2005 version of the ESI represents a significant update and improvement on earlier ... versions; the country ESI scores or rankings should not be compared to earlier versions because of changes to the methodology and underlying data. The index was unveiled at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting, January 2005, Davos, Switzerland. The 2005 ESI is a joint product of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP) and the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), in collaboration with the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission.
The report of the methodologies and the results, as well as the ESI, component, indicator and variable scores for all countries in Portable Document (PDF) and Microsoft Excel (XLS) formats and maps in Portable Document Format (PDF) and Portable Network Graphics (PNG) formats are available from the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).
To create a comparative index of national-level environmental sustainability and to provide a mechanism for making environmental management more quantitative, empirically grounded and systematic.
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Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP)/Yale University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)/Columbia University, and World Economic Forum, and Joint Research Centre (JRC)/European Commission
2005 Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI)
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New Haven, CT
Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP)/Yale University
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Expected precision / Accuracy of the instrument:
A study of error sources for aerosols lidar on Observatory of Haute-Provence and Dumont d'Urville is provided in Chazette et al. (1995). No specific evaluation was performed since the new system implementation. Meanwhile, we expect an uncertainty on backscattering coefficient not exceeding 15% (for low aerosols content).
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yann.courcoux at latmos.ipsl.fr
LATMOS / IPSL
11, boulevard d'Alembert
+33 (0)1 44 27 84 43
+33 (0)1 44 27 37 76
Julien.Jumelet at latmos.ipsl.fr
LATMOS / IPSL
Université Paris 6 - B102
Tour 45-46, 3e étage
4, place Jussieu
Paris Cedex 05
Chazette P., C. David, J. Lefrère, J. Pelon, S. Godin, and G. Mégie, Study of the optical, geometrical and dynamical properties of stratospheric post-volcanic aerosols from lidar remote sensing at 532 nm, following the eruptions of El Chichon and Mt Pinatubo, J. Geophys. Res., 100, 23195-23207, 1995.
David C., P. Keckhut, A. Armetta, J. Jumelet, M. Marchand, and S. Bekki, Radiosondes ... Stratospheric Temperatures from 1957 to 2008 at Dumont d&amp;#146;Urville (Antarctica): trends and link with Polar Stratospheric Clouds, submitted to ACPD, 2009.
David C., J. Jumelet, A. Klekociuk, M. Snels, and M.C. Pitts, Lidar observations of polar stratospheric clouds in Dumont d'Urville, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.1200808.1248, 2008.
David C., S. Bekki, N. Berdunov, M. Marchand and G. Mégie, Classification and scales of Antarctic Polar Stratospheric Clouds using wavelet decomposition, J. Atm. Solar-Terrestr. Physics, 67, 293-300, 2005.
David, C, S. Bekki, S. Godin, G. Mégie and M.P. Chipperfield, Polar Stratospheric Clouds climatology over Dumont d'Urville between 1989 and 1993 and the influence of volcanic aerosols on their formation, J. Geophys. Res., 103, 22,163-22,180, 1998.
Godin S., V. Bergeret, S. Bekki, C. David, and G. Mégie,, Study of the interannual ozone loss and the permeability of the Antarctic polar vortex from aerosols and ozone lidar measurements in Dumont d'Urville (66.4°S, 140°E), J. Geophys. Res., 106, 1311-1330, 2001.
Jumelet J., C. David, S. Bekki, and P. Keckhut, Uniwavelength lidar sensitivity to spherical aerosol microphysical properties for the interpretation of lagrangian stratospheric observations, J. of Atmos. and Solar-Terr. Phys., 71, 121-131, doi:10.1016/j., 2009.
Jumelet J., S. Bekki, C. David, and P. Keckhut, Statistical estimation of stratospheric particle size distribution by combining optical modelling and lidar scattering measurements, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8, 1&amp;#150;14, 2008.
Ricaud Ph., E. Monnier, F. Goutail, C. David, S. Godin, F. Lefèvre, L. Froidevaux, J. Waters, J. Mergenthaler, J. B. Kumer, A. E. Roche, H. Pumphrey, and R. S. Harwood, The stratosphere over Dumont d'Urville, Antarctica, in winter 1992, J. Geophys. Res., 103, 13267-13284, 1998.
Sacco V.M. et al., Elastic backscattering Lidar System for Atmospheric measurements in Antarctica, Opt. &amp;amp; Quant. Electr., 21, 215-226, 1989.
Santacesaria V., A.R. MacKenzie and L. Stefanutti, A climatological study of polar stratospheric clouds (1989-1997) from lidar measurements over Dumont d'Urville (Antarctica), Tellus (B), 53, 306-321, 2001.
Stefanutti, L., M. Morandi, M. Del Guasta, S. Godin and C. David, Unusual PSCs observed by lidar in Antarctica, Geophys. Res. Lett., 22, 2377-2380, 1995.
Stefanutti L, F. Castagnoli, M. Del Guasta, M. Morandi, V.M. Sacco, L. Zuccagnoli, S. Godin, G. Mégie, and J. Porteneuve, The Antarctic ozone lidar system, Appl. Phys. B, 55, 3-12, 1992.
Stefanutti L. et al., A Four Wavelength Depolarization Backscattering Lidar for Polar Stratospheric Cloud Monitoring, Appl. Phys. B55, 13-17, 1992.
Stefanutti L, M. Morandi, M. Del Guasta, S. Godin, G. Mégie, J. Brechet and J. Picquard, Polar stratospheric clouds observations over the Antarctic continent at Dumont d'Urville, J. Geophys. Res., 96, 12975-12987, 1991.
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