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Global Landslide Mortality Risks and Distribution
Entry ID: CIESIN_CHRR_NDH_LSLIDE_MRD

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Summary
Abstract: Global Landslide Mortality Risks and Distribution is a 2.5 minute grid of global landslide

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 landslide hazard. Mortality loss estimates per hazard event are caculated

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 landslide hazard are obtained from the Global Landslide Hazard 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 landslide-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).

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 85.0 S: -58.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 1.0


Science Keywords
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >AVALANCHE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >AVALANCHE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >AVALANCHE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >AVALANCHE    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >LANDSLIDES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SUSTAINABILITY >ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >POPULATION >MORTALITY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
ENVIRONMENT
SOCIETY


Project
NDH >Natural Disaster Hotspots    [Information]



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-02-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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