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This dataset depicts relative erosion rate derived for all land draining above the Mesoamerican reef. It is a function of slope, land cover type, precipitation and soil type. The indicators developed by the Reefs at Risk in the Caribbean project enable detailed comparative analyses of threats on many scales. The Reefs at Risk indicators are a simplification of human activities and complex natural processes. This data set was derived at the World Resources Institute for input to the sedimentation and pollution from watershed based sources threat analysis. Agriculture, though important to economic development and food security, is a source of increased sediment, nutrient, and pesticide runoff. Threats from sedimentation...
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Using basins derived from a hydrologically-corrected 30m resolution DEM as a unit for summary statistics, we provide a series of indicators focused on land-based sources of threat within the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. This includes indicators of a) the relative vulnerability of the land to erosion (based on slope, precipitation and soil erodibility); b) the relative erosion potential (REP) of the land, based on the relative vulnerability of the land, coupled with the current land cover type; c) the sediment delivery rate for each basin (percentage of eroded which reaches the river mouth); d) estimated sediment delivery for the basin, given current land use;
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This data set was developed for use within the Mining and Critical Ecosystems project by the World Resources Institute. This dataset depicts the social vulnerability of an area based on a function of adult literacy, functional literacy, and income.
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Grid reflects the estimated frequency of severe thermal stress (NOAA Bleaching Alert Level 2) for decade 2030. Values are a percent (as integer) of the decade in which the grid cell would experience severe thermal stress under an IPCC "business-as-usual" emissions scenario. The specific indicator used in the model was the frequency (number of years in the decade) that the bleaching threshold is reached at least once. Frequencies were adjusted to account for historical sea surface temperature variability. Values range from 0 to 100. See the Reefs at Risk Revisited report and technical notes for more information.
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Cruise ship ports in the Caribbean and intensity of visitation. This dataset was created on 24th April 2003 and represents all cruise ports in the Wider Caribbean and the number of calls by cruise ships that are scheduled between 1st May 2003 and 1st may 2004. Cruise ships alter their ports of call from year to year and there are other destinations that have not been included in this dataset, as no ships are scheduled.
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