Global Landslide Hazard Distribution

Mar 4, 2011 (Last modified Mar 8, 2011)
Global Landslide Hazard Distribution is a 2.5 by 2.5 minute grid of global landslide and snow avalanche hazards based upon work of the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI). The hazards mapping of NGI incorporates a range of data including slope, soil, soil moisture conditions, precipitation, seismicity, and temperature. Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) elevation data at 30 seconds resolution are also incorporated. Hazards values 4 and below are considered neglibile and only values 5 through 9 are utilized in further analyses. To ensure compatibiliy with other datasets, 1 is added to each of the values to provide a hazard ranking ranging 6 through 10 in increasing hazard. The dataset is a result of the collaboration among the Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR), Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) and Columbia University Center for International Earth Science and Information Network (CIESIN).

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Global Landslide Hazard Distribution and Frequency. 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:
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The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, the Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR), and the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) hold the copyright of this dataset. Users are prohibited from any commercial, non-free resale, or redistribution without explicit written permission from the CHRR or CIESIN. Use of this data set is restricted to scientific research only. Users should acknowledge CIESIN and CHRR as the source used in the creation of any reports, publications, new data sets, derived products, or services resulting from the use of this data set. CHRR and CIESIN also request reprints of any publications and notification of any redistribution efforts.
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