Global Cyclone Hazard Frequency and Distribution

Mar 4, 2011 (Last modified Mar 8, 2011)
Description
Global Cyclone Hazard Frequency and Distribution is a 2.5 by 2.5 minute grid based on more than 1,600 storm tracks for the period 1 January 1980 through 31 December 2000 for the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans that were assembled and modeled at UNEP/GRID-Geneva PreView. Windspeeds around storm tracks were modeled using Holland's model (1997) to assess the grid cells likely to have been exposed to high wind levels. Post-modeling, the cells were divided into deciles, 10 classes consisting of approximately equal number of grid cells. The higher the value of the grid cell, the higher the decile ranking and the greater the frequency of the hazard relative to other cells. The dataset is the result of collaboration among the Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR), International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank, United Nations Environment Programme Global Resource Information Database Geneva (UNEP/GRID-Geneva), and the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).

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Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR); Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University; International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank; United Nations Environment Programme Global Resource Information Database Geneva (UNEP/GRID-Geneva)
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1/1/1980 - 12/31/2000
Citation
Global Cyclone Hazard Frequency and Distribution. 2005. Center for Hazards and Risks Research (CHRR), Columbia University; Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University; International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), Columbia University. Palisades, NY: CHRR, Columbia University. Available: http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/chrr/research/hotspots/coredata.html
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2.5 - minute grid
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Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) User Services
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The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR), Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank, and the United Nations Environment Programme Global Resource Information Database Geneva (UNEP/GRID-Geneva) hold the copyright of this dataset. Users are prohibited from any commercial, non-free resale, or redistribution without explicit written permission from CHRR, CIESIN, World Bank, or UNEP/GRID-Geneva. Users should acknowledge CHRR, CIESIN, World Bank, and UNEP/GRID-Geneva as the source used in the creation of any reports, publications, new data sets, derived products, or services resulting from the use of this dataset. CHRR, CIESIN, World Bank, and UNEP/GRID-Geneva also request reprints of any publications and notification of any redistributing efforts.
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