Data set of key factors of heat wave risk in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2015

The data set is a 2015 heat wave hazard, exposure and vulnerability data set in Dhaka, Bangladesh, with a spatial resolution of 30m and a temporal resolution of yearly. Heat wave hazard is an index to measure the severity of heat wave event, which is expressed by surface temperature; heat wave exposure refers to the degree that human, livelihood and economy may be adversely affected, which is expressed by nighttime lighting data, and population density. The population older than 65 and younger than 5 years old constitute vulnerable groups; heat wave vulnerability is a measure of increased / reduced risk in the environment. The distance from road / hospital and ambulance station / water body, NDVI, impervious layer and slum area are used to represent the vulnerability of high temperature heat wave. The data set has been proved by experts, which can provide support for regional high temperature heat wave risk assessment.

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Data file naming method: hazard, exposure, vulnerability, which are the corresponding index elements.
The data set is in TIF format and can be opened by ArcGIS, ENVI and other software.

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YANG Fei, YIN Cong. Data set of key factors of heat wave risk in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2015. National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2021. doi: 10.11888/Disas.tpdc.271121. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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Pan-Third Pole Environment Study for a Green Silk Road-A CAS Strategic Priority A Program (No:XDA20000000)

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Geographic coverage
East: 90.74 West: 89.49
South: 22.96 North: 24.04
  • Temporal resolution: Yearly
  • Spatial resolution: 10m - 100m
  • File size: 12 MB
  • Browse count: 94 Times
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  • Temporal coverage: 2015-01-01 To 2015-12-31
  • Temporal coverage: 2015
  • Updated time: 2021-01-12
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: YANG Fei   YIN Cong  

Distributor: National Tibetan Plateau Data Center


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