- To measure human security and sensitivity of populations to climate stressors in the coastal zone of West Africa.
- The West Africa Coastal Vulnerability Mapping: Point and Gridded Locations of Fatalities, 2008-2013 data set consists of two layers: points representing the location of conflict events with fatalities within 200 kilometers from the coast during the time period from 2008 to 2013, and a raster layer created from the points using a kernel density interpolation of the number of fatalities. These layers were created from the Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset (ACLED), which codes the dates and locations of all reported political violence events in over 50 developing countries. Political violence includes events that occur within civil wars and periods of instability. Armed conflict reduces human security and increases the sensitivity of populations to climate stressors.
- Recommended Citation(s)*:
Raleigh, C., A. Linke, H. Hegre, J. Karlsen and Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University. 2018. West Africa Coastal Vulnerability Mapping: Point and Gridded Locations of Fatalities, 2008-2013. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). https://doi.org/10.7927/H4F769H4. Accessed DAY MONTH YEAR.
Raleigh, C., A. Linke, H. Hegre, and J. Karlsen. 2010. Introducing ACLED-Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset: Special Data Feature. Journal of Peace Research 47: 651-660. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022343310378914.
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- Available Formats:
- raster, vector