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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 ...
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 ...
Tendencias hacia condiciones hidrológicas más secas en Centroamérica (1982- 2005)
Se presenta un resumen de los resultados de proyecciones hidrológicas de 30 modelos de circulación general (MCG) a final de siglo y se analizan si varios parámetros hidrometeorológicos presentan tendencias (1982-2005) ...
Observed (1970-1999) climate variability in Central America using a high-resolution meteorological dataset with potential for climate change studies
Average temperature (Tavg) data from stations and station-based gridded datasets at 50 km resolution were used to provide a high-resolution (5 km grid) dataset for Central America from 1970 to 1999. The procedure used ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Connections between the Intertropical Convergence Zone and other climatic features in Central America
This work explores statistical connections between the displacements and strength of the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) and the Caribbean Low Level Jet (CLLJ). Indicators of the position and of the strength of the ...
Characterization of the Mid Summer Drought in the Central Valley of Costa Rica, Central America
(AGU Meeting of the Americas 2013, 2013)
The IAS region is characterized by climate features of unique nature, one of them is the Mid-Summer Drought (MSD), “veranillo” or “canícula” in Spanish, an atmospheric attribute rarely observed in tropical regions. On ...