I am looking for a rather high resolution data set in tabular form (no shapefile, a .txt, .csv, or .dbf) on certain natural hazards in California.
The natural hazards I am particularly interested in are drought and flood. Along these lines I look for variables of something like
- Soil Moisture
- Drought Indices
- Days of Extreme Heat
- Risk indices for drought/flood
- Risk for wild fire
- Coastal Flooding
- Area flooded if sea level rises
- Population of people affected by drought/flood
The number of variables should be >6. The background is I want to illustrate a new statistical method.
The data set should consist any of the following
- A spatial historical time series.
- A spatial times series of projections (e.g. A2 or B1 scenarios of IPCC, some bias-reduced downscaled projection or so).
For this lower the resolution, the better (say from a 5x5 km grid in lattitude longitude and daily values from 2000 onwards or so). I would however also be fine however with annual (or even more coarse resolution) data on census block or county level.
I've been looking at a couple of non-profit and governmental websites. But most data were either in form of maps or didn't meet the above criteria. Whenever I found data meeting the above criteria, I usually hit some authorization dialogue.
They have a section tabular data downloads which would be exactly what I need, if it were not for the mildly irritating fact that one has to select grid cells to download the data for. Since I want all of the data I'd have to click on all the cells, which - with a resolution of a 12km x 12km and the size of CA being 423,970 km^2 - is rather tedious. But this means these data are out there and they are made available to the public, I just need the raw data (or an equivalent).
I'm also aware of these data sets but didn't have the time to investigate them.