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SSPs Literature Database, v1 (2014 – 2019)

Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs)

To provide a literature database tracking the use of a global scenarios framework consisting of Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs), Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs), and Shared Policy Assumptions (SPAs), for climate, socioeconomic, environmental, and other related research.

Geocoded Disasters (GDIS) Dataset, v1 (1960 – 2018)

Natural Disasters

To provide the subnational location for different types of natural disasters recorded in EM-DAT between 1960-2018.

Global Human Modification of Terrestrial Systems, v1 (2016)

Land Use and Land Cover

To provide a cumulative measure of human modification of terrestrial lands based on modeling the physical extents of 13 anthropogenic stressors and their estimated impacts using spatially-explicit global data sets.

Global Development Potential Indices, v1 (2016)

Land Use and Land Cover

To provide spatially-explicit data that relatively rank global land suitability referred to as Development Potential Indices (DPIs) for 13 sectors related to renewable energy, fossil fuels, mining and agriculture as an aid to conservation priority setting.

Food Insecurity Hotspots Data Set, v1 (2009 – 2019)

Food Security

To provide gridded data that identify the level of intensity and frequency of food insecurity over the 10 years between 2009 and 2019, as well as hotspot areas that have experienced consecutive food insecurity events, based on FEWS NET Food Security Data.

Development Threat Index, v1 (2015)

Land Use and Land Cover (LULC)

To provide a future development threat map based on combining these resources: agricultural expansion, urban expansion, conventional oil and gas, unconventional oil and gas, coal, mining, biofuels, solar, and wind.

Global Fire Emissions Indicators, Grids, v1 (1997 – 2015)

Satellite-Derived Environmental Indicators

To provide data that can be used to calculate trace gas and aerosol emissions, due to fires; monitor and assess national efforts to manage emissions.

Global Fire Emissions Indicators, Country-Level Tabular Data, v1 (1997 – 2015)

Satellite-Derived Environmental Indicators

To provide data that can be used to calculate trace gas and aerosol emissions due to fires; monitor and assess national efforts to manage emissions.

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.

Population Exposure Estimates in Proximity to Nuclear Power Plants, Locations, v1 (1956 – 2012)

Energy Infrastructure

To provide a global data set of point locations and attributes describing nuclear power plants and reactors.

Population Exposure Estimates in Proximity to Nuclear Power Plants, Country-Level Aggregates, v1 (1990, 2000, 2010)

Energy Infrastructure

To provide estimates of total, urban and rural populations and land areas in proximity to nuclear power plants.

ATSDR Hazardous Waste Site Polygon Data with CIESIN Modifications, v2 (2010)

Superfund Site Footprints

To provide an easily accessible, corrected data set of polygons for hazardous waste sites in the United States which can be used to identify nearby populations and assess their potential risk.

U.S. EPA National Priorities List Sites with CIESIN Modifications, v2 (2014)

Superfund Site Footprints

To provide an easily accessible, corrected EPA data set of the geo-referenced locations displayed as points for all the National Priorities List (NPL) Superfund sites in the United States, Puerto Rico, and other territories.

ATSDR Hazardous Waste Site Polygon Data, v2 (2010)

Superfund Site Footprints

To provide the ATSDR polygon data set of hazardous waste sites in the United States, Puerto Rico, and other territories which can be used to identify nearby populations and assess their potential risk.

Complete Collection, v1.01 (1973 – 2005)

Compendium of Environmental Sustainability Indicators

To make the acquisition, comparison and analysis of sustainability indicators easier by compiling them in a single database, incorporating multiple country codes, and condensing the indicator descriptions into short methodological summaries in an accompanying data dictionary.

Global Cyclone Hazard Frequency and Distribution, v1 (1980 – 2000)

Natural Disaster Hotspots

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

Global Earthquake Hazard Frequency and Distribution, v1 (1976 – 2002)

Natural Disaster Hotspots

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

Global Drought Hazard Frequency and Distribution, v1 (1980 – 2000)

Natural Disaster Hotspots

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

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.

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