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The effects of El Niño on agricultural water balance in Guatemala
More than half the population of Guatemala lives in rural areas and depends on subsistence agriculture for their well being. This region is vulnerable to many climatic events, one of which is El Niño. This study looks at ...
Caribbean sea tropical cyclone occurrences in the last six decades and their impacts in central america and the caribbean islands
The study of the tropical cyclones activity in the Caribbean (Figs. 1 & 2), and their historic characterization in the Central American region, is a basic element to mitigate their impact over different regions of the ...
Clasificación climática para la vertiente Caribe costarricense
Climate Classification for the Costa Rican's Caribbean side
(Memorias del VII Congreso de la Red Latinoamericana de Ciencias Ambientales. Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica, San Carlos, Costa Rica. 11-15 de noviembre de 2013., 2013-11)
Abstract The aim of this work is to develop a climate classification for the Costa Rican’s Caribbean watershed using 82 both manual and automatic meteorological stations. The hydrologic balance is the base of the applied ...
Characteristics of Tropical Cyclones Making Landfall on the Pacific Coast of Mexico: 1970-2014
This study evaluates impacts from tropical cyclone (TC) landfalls on populated areas located along the Pacific Ocean coast of Mexico. The period of interest is from 1970 through 2014 and an international disaster database ...
Discrete analysis for the America west coast rainfall predictability using El Niño/Southern Oscillation relationships
(Memorias del Tercer Congreso de Oceanografía Física, Meteorología y Clima del Pacífico Sur Oriental, 2013-10-16)
The objective of the study was to determine the probability of occurrence of wet or dry season events, based on the phase of El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon using multinomial response logit and logit regression ...
Análisis del impacto del paso de los Ciclones Tropicales en el Mar Caribe sobre Costa Rica en las últimas décadas
Analysis of the Caribbean Sea Tropical Cyclone occurrences in the last four decades and their impacts in Costa Rica
El estudio de la actividad de los ciclones tropicales así como su caracterización histórica en la región centroamericana, es una prioridad para mitigar el impacto que estos fenómenos provocan en las diversas zonas del ...
Characterization and prediction of the Mid Summer Drought in the Tempisque river basin, North of Costa Rica, Central America, using ENSO and AMO relationships
On the Pacific slope of Central America, the precipitation annual cycle is characterized by two rainfall maxima in June and September-October, an extended dry season from November to May, and a shorter reduced precipitation ...
Predicción estacional del veranillo en dos cuencas de la vertiente del Pacífico de Costa Rica, América Central (Seasonal prediction of the mid summer drought in two Pacific slope river basins of Costa Rica, Central America)
(Memorias del VII Congreso de la Red Latinoamericana de Ciencias Ambientales “Forjando sinergias para la sostenibilidad”, 2013-11)
The Eastern Tropical Pacific region is characterized by climate features rarely observed in tropical regions, one of them is the Mid-Summer Drought (MSD), “veranillo” or “canícula” in Spanish. On the Pacific slope of ...
On the variability of the Caribbean lowlevel jet during winter: revisited
(Memorias de la European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014, 2014-04)
The Caribbean low-level jet (CLLJ) is a strong wind current over the Caribbean Sea. Annually it has two peak periods, where February and July being the winter and summer components, respectively. The CLLJ is an important ...
The necessity for tailoring seasonal climate forecast in Central America for urban and coastal areas, including physics and human dimensions
(Memories of the WCRP Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean: Developing, linking, and applying climate knowledge, 2014-03)
Recent assessment analyses in Central America showed that trends in the annual number of impacts and disasters related with hydro-meteorology causes cannot be explained by climate trends only. That means that other ...