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Global (GL) Annual PM2.5 Grids from MODIS, MISR and SeaWiFS Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD), v4.03 (1998 – 2019)

Satellite-Derived Environmental Indicators

To provide an annual global surface of concentrations (micrograms per cubic meter) of all composition ground-level fine particulate matter of 2.5 micrometers or smaller (PM2.5) for large-scale health and environmental research.

Twentieth Century Crop Statistics, v1 (1900 – 2017)

Food Security

To provide a unique crop yield data set that spans the twentieth century for many of the world's major bread baskets.

Water Security (WSIM-GLDAS) Monthly Grids, v1 (1948 – 2014)

Water Resources

To provide data characterizing 67 years (1948-2014) of anomalous freshwater surpluses, deficits, and the parameters determining them, across the global terrestrial surface.

Population, Landscape, And Climate Estimates (PLACE), v4 (2000, 2005, 2010, 2015, 2020)

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 total area within a specific elevation strata, or the number of persons living within different climate zones.

INFORM Global Risk Index 2019 Mid Year, v0.3.7, (2019)

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

To assess country-level vulnerability and coping capacity related to climate change based on the data set used in Chapter 8 of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II (WGII).

Global Monthly and Seasonal Urban and Land Backscatter Time Series, v1 (1993 – 2020)

Urban Spatial Data

To provide a 28-year time series of microwave backscatter to support analysis of patterns and trends in growth of global urban building infrastructure.

Groundswell Spatial Population and Migration Projections at One-Eighth Degree According to SSPs and RCPs, v1 (2010 – 2050)

Cimate Migration

To provide a data set that allows users to understand how slow-onset climate change impacts on water availability and crop productivity, coupled with sea-level rise and storm surge, may affect the future population distribution and climate-related internal migration in low to middle income countries.

Global Gridded Relative Deprivation Index (GRDI), v1 (2010 – 2020)

Poverty Mapping

To provide a global gridded relative deprivation index characterizing the levels of multidimensional deprivation in each pixel at ~1 km resolution.

Country Trends in Major Air Pollutants, v1 (2003 – 2018)

Air Quality Data for Health-Related Applications

To provide a framework of public-health-focused air quality indicators that quantifies country trends in exposure to major air pollutants.

Annual PM2.5 Concentrations for Countries and Urban Areas, v1 (1998 – 2016)

Satellite-Derived Environmental Indicators

To provide an annual global surface of concentrations (micrograms per cubic meter) of mineral dust and sea-salt filtered fine particulate matter of 2.5 micrometers or smaller (PM2.5) in countries and urban areas for large-scale health and environmental research

Global One-Eighth Degree Urban Land Extent Projection and Base Year Grids by SSP Scenarios, v1 (2000 – 2100)

Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs)

To provide global SSP-consistent spatial urban land projections and base year grids based on the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs) data at a resolution of one-eighth degree (7.5 arc-minutes) for climate, socioeconomic, environmental, and other related research.

Global 1-km Downscaled Urban Land Extent Projection and Base Year Grids by SSP Scenarios, v1 (2000 – 2100)

Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs)

To provide global SSP-consistent spatial urban land projections and base year grids based on the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs) data at a resolution of 1-km (about 30 arc-seconds) for climate, socioeconomic, environmental, and other related research.

Global High Resolution Daily Extreme Urban Heat Exposure (UHE-Daily), v1 (1983 – 2016)

Satellite-Derived Environmental Indicators

To provide a high-resolution, longitudinal global data set of extreme urban heat events and urban heat exposure.

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.

U.S. Social Vulnerability Index Grids, v1 (2000, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2018)

U.S. Census Grids

To provide a 1 km grid of the CDC Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) aligned with CIESIN's Gridded Population of the World, Version 4, Revision 11 (GPWv4.11) with a mask for water and no population.

Natural Resource Protection and Child Health Indicators, 2021 Release (2010 – 2021)

Natural Resource Management Index (NRMI)

To assist in the country selection process for the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) by providing indicators of natural resource protection and child health that complement the governance, social, and economic indicators used by MCC as country selection criteria.

Urban-Rural Population and Land Area Estimates, v3 (1990, 2000, 2015)

Low Elevation Coastal Zone (LECZ)

To provide estimates of urban and rural populations and land areas for the years 1990, 2000, 2015 for 234 countries and statistical areas with contiguous coastal elevations of less than or equal to 5m above sea level, 5-10m above sea level, and national totals using multiple updated data sources for comparative analysis.

Urban Extent Polygons, v1.02 (1995)

Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project (GRUMP), v1

To provide a polygon representation of urban areas with city or agglomeration name and time series population estimates.

Global Pesticide Grids (PEST-CHEMGRIDS), v1.01 (2015, 2020, 2025)

Global Agricultural Inputs, v1

To provide a global gridded data set of commonly-used agricultural pesticides crucial to assess human and ecosystem exposure to potential toxicants for environmental modeling, assessment of agricultural chemical contamination and risk analysis, and other related research at global, regional, national, and local levels.

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.

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