[Location: Location_Category='CONTINENT', Location_Type='EUROPE', Location_Subregion1='WESTERN EUROPE']
Compendium of Environmental Sustainability Indicator Collections: Ancillary DataEntry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_CESIC_ANC
Abstract: The Ancillary Data portion of the Compendium of Environmental Sustainability
Indicator Collections contains 38 variables (time series data on population and
gross domestic product as well as region codes, land area, and waterbody area)
for 238 countries. The data are taken from the UN Population Division, the
World Bank, the CIA Factbook, and CIESIN's Gridded Population of the World, and
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 and a data dictionary for all indicators and ancillary variables in Word (DOC), Portable Document Format (PDF), and Microsoft Access (MDB) formats are available from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).
Purpose: To provide population estimates, gross domestic product, and surface area data to be used in conjunction with the sustainability indicators included in the compendium.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)/Columbia University
Dataset Title: Compendium of Environmental Sustainability Indicator Collections: Ancillary Data
Dataset Release Date: 2006
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-ancillary-data
Start Date: 1990-01-01Stop Date: 2005-01-01
Latitude Resolution: 5 degrees
Longitude Resolution: 5 degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 500 km - < 1000 km or approximately 5 degrees - < 10 degrees
Temporal Resolution: monthly
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly - < Annual
ISO Topic Category
Quality The L3Q products combine the Level 2 standard data parameters over grid cells of 5 x 5 deg spatial extent for temporal periods of five days and one month. The report for each grid cell provides a number of representative values and their associated weights. The sample of lower level data points with the same representative is called a “cluster”, and its representative is the “cluster mean”. ... Cluster membership is determined by assigning lower level data points to clusters so that that the errors between original values and their representatives are minimized. This constraint prevents the creation of single-data-point clusters.
As a general rule, Level 2 retrieved quantities whose quality indicators are “best” (=0) or “good” (=1) are included in the data that generate the L3Q product. Users MUST read information contained within the two documents below to avoid misuse of the L3Q products in their research.
Access Constraints Not publicly available at the moment.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 31 MB
Distribution Format: HDF-EOS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: asghar.e.esfandiari at 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
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-01-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-19