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Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University. 2013. Low Elevation Coastal Zone (LECZ) Urban-Rural Population and Land Area Estimates, Version 2. Palisades, New York: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). https://doi.org/10.7927/H4MW2F2J. Accessed DAY MONTH YEAR.
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Note: Users are encouraged to access the Urban-Rural Population and Land Area Estimates, v3 (1990, 2000, 2015) data set, which includes more recent inputs from the Gridded Population of the World Version 4.11 data collection and others to allocate population. The data are available by expanding the "Data Sets" list at left or going directly to https://doi.org/10.7927/d1x1-d702.
Low Elevation Coastal Zone (LECZ) Urban-Rural Population and Land Area Estimates (1990, 2000, 2010, 2100), Version 2 is available in two formats: Excel (.xlsm) and CSV. The .xlsm format is an Excel workbook with macros that enable pivot table features. For users with access to Excel functionality, this download version is preferable, since it permits sophisticated queries of the data set. For those without Excel, or who have higher end statistical packages and associated skills, the .csv version is the full data set without the pivot table feature. An accompanying readme file in Rich Text Format (.rtf) provides information on the variable names and descriptions.
The data are available as zip files for download below.