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Global Urban Heat Island (UHI) Data Set, v1 (2013)

Satellite-Derived Environmental Indicators

To provide a global data set of average summer daytime maximum/nighttime minimum land surface temperatures (LSTs) for urban extents, as well as the LST difference between the urban area and the buffer.

Global Summer Land Surface Temperature (LST) Grids, v1 (2013)

Satellite-Derived Environmental Indicators

To provide raster representations of global summer daytime maximum and nighttime minimum surface temperature for studies related to human health and climate change.

Environmental Performance Index, 2016 Release (1950 – 2016)

Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

To provide quantitative metrics for evaluating a country's environmental performance in different policy categories relative to clearly defined targets.

Environmental Performance Index, 2014 Release (2002 – 2014)

Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

To provide quantitative metrics for evaluating a country's environmental performance in different policy categories relative to clearly defined targets.

Global Mangrove Forests Distribution, v1 (2000)

Land Use and Land Cover

To provide data that can be used in global mangrove forest distribution modeling, land cover change analysis, global carbon accounting studies and to assist with policy-making in regards to human-environment interactions and future adaptive strategies.

Urban-Rural Population and Land Area Estimates, v2 (1990, 2000, 2010, 2100)

Low Elevation Coastal Zone (LECZ)

To provide estimates of urban and rural populations and land areas for the years 1990, 2000, and 2010; and projections to the year 2100 for 202 countries with contiguous coastal elevations in the following categories: less than or equal to 1m, 3m, 5m, 7m, 9m, 10m, 12m, or 20m; as well as national totals.

Sea Level Rise Impacts on Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance, v1 (2000 – 2010)

Low Elevation Coastal Zone (LECZ)

To provide a preliminary assessment of coastal Ramsar Sites that are at risk to inundation as a consequence of sea level rise.

Population, Landscape, And Climate Estimates (PLACE), v3 (1990, 2000, 2010)

National Aggregates of Geospatial Data Collection (NAGDC)

To provide tabular data to researchers without GIS capabilities who need data on population and land area by country across a range of physical characteristics. These include measures such as the number of persons living within coastal zones, the percent of a region within specific elevation strata, or the number of persons living within different climate zones.

Reservoirs, v1.01 (2011)

Global Reservoir and Dam (GRanD), v1

To provide a geographically explicit and reliable database of reservoirs for the scientific community.

Environmental Performance Index, 2010 Release (1994 – 2009)

Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

To provide quantitative metrics for evaluating a country's environmental performance in different policy categories relative to clearly defined targets.

Effects of Climate Change on Global Food Production from SRES Emissions and Socioeconomic Scenarios, v1 (1970 – 2080)

Climate Effects on Food Supply

To provide an assessment of potential climate change impacts on world crop production.

Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) Observed Climate Change Impacts, v1 (1970 – 2004)

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

To provide a database with observed responses to climate change for multidisciplinary studies.

Synthetic Assessment of Global Distribution of Vulnerability to Climate Change, v1 (2005, 2050, 2100)

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

To provide geographical portraits of vulnerability designed to incorporate both exposure to climate change and national capacities to adapt.

Global Flood Total Economic Loss Risk Deciles, v1 (2000)

Natural Disaster Hotspots

To provide a spatial surface of the total economic impacts of global flood hazard.

Global Flood Proportional Economic Loss Risk Deciles, v1 (2000)

Natural Disaster Hotspots

To provide a spatial surface of the proportional economic impacts of global flood hazard.

Global Flood Mortality Risks and Distribution, v1 (2000)

Natural Disaster Hotspots

To provide a means of assessing global flood mortality risks and distribution.

Global Flood Hazard Frequency and Distribution, v1 (1985 – 2003)

Natural Disaster Hotspots

To provide a means of assessing the relative distribution and frequency of global flood hazard.

Global Drought Total Economic Loss Risk Deciles, v1 (2000)

Natural Disaster Hotspots

To provide a spatial surface of the total economic impacts of global drought hazard.

Global Drought Proportional Economic Loss Risk Deciles, v1 (2000)

Natural Disaster Hotspots

To provide a spatial surface of the proportional economic impacts of global drought hazard.

Global Drought Mortality Risks and Distribution, v1 (2000)

Natural Disaster Hotspots

To provide a means of assessing global drought mortality risks and distribution.

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