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Global Drought Mortality Risks and Distribution
Entry ID: CIESIN_CHRR_NDH_DROUGHT_MRD


Summary
Abstract: Global Drought Mortality Risks and Distribution is a 2.5 minute grid of global drought mortality risks. Gridded Population of the World, Version 3

(GPWv3) data provide a baseline estimation of population per grid cell from which to estimate potential mortality risks due to drought hazard. Mortality loss estimates per hazard event are

calculated using regional, hazard-specific mortality records of the Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT) that span the 20 years between 1981 and 2000. Data regarding the frequency and

distribution of drought hazard are obtained from the Global Drought Hazard Frequency and Distribution dataset. In order to more accurately reflect the confidence associated with the data

and procedures, the potential mortality estimate range is classified into deciles, 10 classes of increasing risk with an approximately equal number of grid cells per class, producing a

relative estimate of drought-based mortality risks. 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, and Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).


Purpose: To provide a means of assessing global drought mortality risks and distribution.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -55.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 1.0


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >WATER MANAGEMENT    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >DROUGHTS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SUSTAINABILITY >ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >POPULATION >MORTALITY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
SOCIETY


Project
NDH >Natural Disaster Hotspots    [Information]



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-02-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27



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