[Keyword='CIESIN > Population Dynamics > Demographic Characteristics > Population Size']
National Aggregates of Geospatial Data Collection: Population, Landscape, And Climate Estimates, Version 2 (PLACE II)Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_NAGDC_PLACEII
Abstract: The Population, Landscape, And Climate Estimates, Version 2 (PLACE II) dataset contains estimates of national-level aggregations of territorial extent and population size by biome, climate zone, coastal proximity zone, elevation zone, and population density zone, a compendium of nearly 300 variables for 228 countries. This dataset is produced by the Columbia University Center for International ... Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN). The purpose of the dataset is to provide quantitative data to researchers without analytical GIS capabilities who need to compare the types of physical and environmental conditions that human populations face, across a range of countries. These include measures such as the number of persons living within coastal zones, the percent of a region within specific elevation strata, or the number of persons living within different climatic zones.
The data in Microsoft Excel (XLS) format and maps in Portable Document (PDF) and Portable Network Graphics (PNG) formats are available from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).
Purpose: To provide tabular data on environmental conditions (elevations, climate, coastal) in which people reside.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)/Columbia University
Dataset Title: National Aggregates of Geospatial Data Collection: Population, Landscape, and Climate Estimates, Version 2 (PLACE II)
Dataset Release Date: 2007
Dataset Release Place: Palisades, NY
Dataset Publisher: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)
Data Presentation Form: map, tabularOnline Resource: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/nagdc-population-landscap...
Start Date: 1990-01-01Stop Date: 2000-01-01
PALEOCLIMATE > OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS > MICROFOSSILS
SOLID EARTH > GEOCHEMISTRY > GEOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES > ISOTOPES
SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > ELEMENTS > MAJOR ELEMENTS
SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > ELEMENTS > TRACE ELEMENTS
CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIER FACIES
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIER FACIES
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: reed at geol.niu.edu
Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences Northern Illinois University
Province or State: IL
Postal Code: 60115
Phone: 225 578 2517
Fax: 225 578-2302
Email: charlottems60 at yahoo.com
Department of Geology and Geophysics
City: Louisiana State University
Province or State: Baton Rouge, LA
Postal Code: 70803
Sjunneskog, C.S., and SCHERER, R.P., 2004. Mixed diatom assemblages in Ross Sea (Antarctica) glacigenic facies. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, in press.
SCHERER, R.P., Sjunneskog, C.M., Iverson, N., and Hooyer, T., 2004. Frustules to fragments, diatoms to dust: how degradation of microfossil micro and nanostructures can teach us how ice sheets work. Journal of Nanotechnology and Nanoscience, in press (Status: accepted).
SCHERER, R.P., Sjunneskog, C.M., Iverson, N., and Hooyer, T., 2004 An index of diatom fragmentation from sub-glacial compaction and shearing. Geology, 32(7): 556-560.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-06-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2004-06-29