Global Landslide Mortality Risks and DistributionEntry ID: CIESIN_CHRR_NDH_LSLIDE_MRD
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).
The data in American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) and dBASE (DBF) formats 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).
Purpose: To provide a means of assessing global landslide mortality risks and distribution.
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Start Date: 2010-11-08Stop Date: 2010-12-05
Start Date: 2011-11-08Stop Date: 2011-11-19
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Phone: +64 3 479 8786
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Email: sjf at geography.otago.ac.nz
Department of Geography University of Otago PO BOX 59
Country: New Zealand
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-05-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-06-08