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Anthropogenic Biomes

Describes 21 global anthropogenic biomes based on population density, land use, and vegetation cover, grouped into six categories-dense settlements, villages, croplands, rangeland, forested, and wildlands.

Archive of Census Related Products (ACRP)

A collection of value-added georeferenced data files derived from the 1990 U.S. Census, spanning the United States and its territories.

China Dimensions

A wide range of data from circa 1990, including administrative boundaries, population and agricultural census data, and other statistics, covering the administrative regions of China.

Climate Effects on Food Supply

Assessments of potential climate change impacts of temperature and precipitation on global staple crop production (wheat, rice, and maize), with a focus on quantitative estimates of yield changes based on multiple climate scenarios.

Compendium of Environmental Sustainability Indicators

A compilation of sustainability indicators from multiple sources incorporating multiple country codes. Methodological summaries are contained in an accompanying metadata database.

Energy Infrastructure

Data on the locations and status of nuclear power facilities along with estimates of the population residing near locations with at least one operating reactor.

Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

Released every two years since 2006, the EPI groups performance indicators into two policy categories, environmental health and ecosystem vitality, in order to gauge how close countries are to reaching established environmental policy goals.

Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI)

Released four times between 2000 and 2005, and based on a compilation of indicators derived from underlying data sets, the ESI measures overall progress towards environmental sustainability for 146 countries.

Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicators (ENTRI)

Information on treaty participation by country, environmental treaty texts, and a Conference of Party (COP) decision search tool for major multilateral environmental agreements.

Georeferenced Population Data sets of Mexico

Administrative boundaries, settlement locations and populations, and gridded population data for Mexico circa 1990. Includes place names, geographic coordinates of more than 30,000 urban and metropolitan places, and elevation data for more than 700 urban areas.

Global Agricultural Lands

Combines satellite data with agricultural inventory data to estimate the proportion of land area in cropland and pasture for the year 2000.

Global Fertilizer and Manure, v1

Global gridded data sets of fertilizer application rates and manure production of nitrogen and phosphorus for circa 2000.

Global Reservoir and Dam (GRanD), v1

A spatial database of 6,862 reservoirs, represented as polygons, and their associated dams, represented as points. Multiple attributes, such as reservoir area, primary use, nearest city, etc. are included in the shape files.

Global Roads

Includes the public-domain Global Roads Open Access Data Set (gROADS) and a catalog of available country-level roads data.

Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project (GRUMP), v1

Building on the Gridded Population of the World data collection, GRUMPv1 comprises three data products: a global point database of human settlements (cities and towns of 5,000 persons or more), an urban extent mask, and a 30 arc-second (~1 km) population grid.

Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v4

SEDAC's flagship data product provides population size and density from the 2010 round of censuses in a gridded format (30 arc-seconds) that is easily combined with earth science data.

Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v3

GPWv3 provides population size and density from the 2000 round of censuses in a gridded format (2.5 arc-minutes) that is easily combined with earth science data. A fourth version of GPW, based on the 2010 round of censuses will be released in 2016.

Gridded Species Distribution

Contains 30 arc-second (~1 km) resolution richness grids of the distribution of amphibians and mammals globally.

Historical Anthropogenic Sulfur Dioxide Emissions

Annual estimates of anthropogenic global and regional sulfur dioxide emissions spanning 1850-2005, using a bottom-up mass balance method, calibrated to country-level inventory data. Emissions by source category (coal, petroleum, biomass combustion, smelting, fuel processing, and other processes) are available for 142 countries and regions.

Human Appropriation of Net Primary Productivity (HANPP)

This global spatial data set describes global patterns of net primary productivity (NPP) and human consumption of NPP; a complementary tabular data set provides total estimated consumption of NPP in the form of food, paper, wood, and fiber by country.

Indicators of Coastal Water Quality

Uses chlorophyll-a concentrations from NASA's SeaWiFS to analyze trends from 1998-2007, to help identify near-coastal areas that may need management intervention.

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