Global Cyclone Hazard Frequency and Distribution

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR)/Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)/Columbia University, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank, and United Nations Environment Programme Global Resource Information Database Geneva (UNEP/GRID-Geneva)
Publication_Date: 2005
Title: Global Cyclone Hazard Frequency and Distribution
Edition: 1.00
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster, map
Series_Information:
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Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Palisades, NY
Publisher: Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR)/Columbia University
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/ndh-cyclone-hazard-frequency-distribution
Description:
Abstract:
Global Cyclone Hazard Frequency and Distribution is a 2.5 minute grid based on more than 1,600 storm tracks for the period 1 January 1980 through 31 December 2000 for the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans that were assembled and modeled at UNEP/GRID-Geneva PreView. Windspeeds around storm tracks were modeled using Holland's model (1997) to assess the grid cells likely to have been exposed to high wind levels. Post-modeling, the cells were divided into deciles, 10 classes consisting of approximately equal number of grid cells. The higher the value of the grid cell, the higher the decile ranking and the greater the frequency of the hazard relative to other cells. 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, United Nations Environment Programme Global Resource Information Database Geneva (UNEP/GRID-Geneva), and Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN). The data in American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) format and a map in Portable Document Format (PDF) and Portable Network Graphics (PNG) formats are available from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). To provide a means of assessing the relative distribution and frequency of global cyclone hazard.
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 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 Cyclone Mortality Risks and Distribution Palisades, NY Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR)/Columbia University http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/ndh-cyclone-mortality-risks-distribution
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 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 Cyclone Proportional Economic Loss Risk Deciles Palisades, NY Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR)/Columbia University http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/ndh-cyclone-proportional-economic-loss-risk-deciles
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 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 Cyclone Total Economic Loss Risk Deciles Palisades, NY Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR)/Columbia University http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/ndh-cyclone-total-economic-loss-risk-deciles
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Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19800101
Ending_Date: 20001231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 85.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -58.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > CYCLONES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > HURRICANES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ANTICYCLONES/CYCLONES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > UPPER LEVEL WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EOSDIS > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM DATA INFORMATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: NDH > NATURAL DISASTER HOTSPOTS
Theme_Keyword: Ciesin > Environmental Protection > Disasters > Cyclones
Theme_Keyword: Ciesin > Environmental Protection > Disasters > Disaster Area
Theme_Keyword: Ciesin > Environmental Protection > Disasters > Disaster Preparedness
Theme_Keyword: Ciesin > Environmental Protection > Disasters > Disaster Prevention
Theme_Keyword: Ciesin > Environmental Protection > Disasters > Hurricanes
Theme_Keyword: Ciesin > Environmental Protection > Disasters > Natural Disasters
Theme_Keyword: Ciesin > Environmental Protection > Disasters > Storms
Theme_Keyword: Ciesin > Environmental Protection > Disasters > Typhoons
Theme_Keyword: Ciesin > Environmental Protection > Environmental Modeling > Disaster Modeling
Theme_Keyword: Cyclones
Theme_Keyword: Disasters
Theme_Keyword: Hazard Distribution
Theme_Keyword: Hazard Frequency
Theme_Keyword: Hazards
Theme_Keyword: Hotspots
Theme_Keyword: Tropical Storms
Theme_Keyword: Weather Hazards
Theme_Keyword: Esip
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EQUATORIAL
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR), International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank, and United Nations Environment Programme Global Resource Information Database Geneva (UNEP/GRID-Geneva) hold the copyright of this dataset. Users are prohibited from any commercial, non-free resale, or redistribution without explicit written permission from CHRR, CIESIN, The World Bank, and UNEP/GRID-Geneva. Users should acknowledge CHRR, CIESIN, The World Bank, and UNEP/GRID-Geneva as the source used in the creation of any reports, publications, new datasets, derived products, or services resulting from the use of this dataset. CHRR, CIESIN, The World Bank, and UNEP/GRID-Geneva also request reprints of any publications and notification of any redistributing efforts.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SEDAC USER SERVICES
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
State_or_Province: NY
Postal_Code: 10964
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 845-365-8920
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 845-365-8922
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ciesin.info@ciesin.columbia.edu
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Various sources of tropical storms were organized into GIS coverages by Pascal Peduzzi and Christian Herold of UNEP/GRID-Geneva. Each storm track was buffered using Holland's asymmetrical wind speed profile model. These buffered areas represent the areas exposed to cyclones. The different wind speed buffers were translated into six categories using the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane scale. Overlaying a 1 km resolution grid produced a surface representing how often a grid cell is hit by a hurricane and the associated wind speed, a measure of severity. The final surface classified the range of frequency into deciles, 10 classes of approximately an equal number of grid cells. Ten represents cells that are the most hazardous, while 1 denotes the least hazardous. Note that areas of no data are not necessarily areas without hazard, but rather that a mask was used to exclude from analysis those areas that had a population density less than 5 persons per square kilometer and without significant agriculture.
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.0417 Decimal degrees
Longitude_Resolution: 0.0417 Decimal degrees
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: SEDAC > Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center
Contact_Person: SEDAC USER SERVICES
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
State_or_Province: NY
Postal_Code: 10964
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 845-365-8920
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 845-365-8922
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ciesin.info@ciesin.columbia.edu
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: WDC/HIE, PALISADES > World Data Center for Human Interactions in the Environment
Contact_Person: ROBERT CHEN
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: WDC for Human Interactions in the Environment
Address: CIESIN/Columbia University
Address: P. O. Box 1000
Address: 61 Route 9W
City: Palisades
State_or_Province: NY
Postal_Code: 10964
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1-845-365-8952
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1-845-365-8922
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bchen@ciesin.columbia.edu
Resource_Description: CIESIN_CHRR_NDH_CYCLONE_HFD
Resource_Description: CIESIN_CHRR_NDH_CYCLONE_HFD
Distribution_Liability:
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Standard_Order_Process:
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Format_Name: ASCII
Format_Name: PNG
Format_Name: PDF
Transfer_Size: 167 MB
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Network_Resource_Name:
http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/
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DATA CENTER URL
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http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/wdc/
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DATA CENTER URL
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Network_Resource_Name:
http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/ndh-cycl...
Access_Instructions:
Data download page.
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Network_Resource_Name:
http://reverb.echo.nasa.gov/reverb/#utf8=%E2%9C%93...
Access_Instructions:
Refine your granule search with ECHO's next generation Earth Science discovery tool (Reverb) using information from this record.
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http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/ndh-cycl...
Access_Instructions:
Maps in PDF and PNG formats.
Fees: 0
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Fees: 0
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20050901
Metadata_Review_Date: 20130213
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CIESIN METADATA ADMINISTRATION
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
State_or_Province: New York
Postal_Code: 10964
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 845-365-8988
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 845-365-8922
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: metadata@ciesin.columbia.edu
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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