ACRE MESOAMERICA

The Mesoamerican initiative aims to recover historical weather observations across countries from southern Mexico to Panama including Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Belize. The group is currently composed of representatives of the following institutions and growing:

-El Salvador

    -MARN (Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Rosa Maria Araujo, raaujo@marn.gob.sv)

-Guatemala

    -INSIVUMEH (National Institute of Sismology, Vulcanisms, Meteorology and Hydrology; Eddy Hardie Sanchez Benett, indireccion@insivumeh.gob.gt )

    -ANACAFE (National Association of Coffee Growers)

-Honduras

    -SMN (National Meteorological Service, Francisco J. Argenal, fjargenal@gmail.com )

-Panama

    -ETESA (Electrical Transmission Enterprise, Edilberto Esquive, eesquivel@etesa.com.pa)

-Costa Rica:

    -CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center, www.catie.ac.cr)

    -ICE (National Institute of Electricity, Granados Calderón Jorge A, Coordinador Area de Hidrologia, jgranados@ice.go.cr, )

 

ACRE-MESOAMERICA DATABASE SUMMARY

-Scanned and hard data year's range:

    -Belize: 1886 -1967

    -Costa Rica: 1888-2013

    -El Salvador: ND-1970

    -Guatemala: 1900-1970

    -Honduras: 1955-2010

    -Panama: 1897-1905

 

-Variables  SCANNED and HARD DATA:

    -Belize: barometer, wind, atmosphere, elevation, relative humidity, vapour pressure, thermometer

    -Costa Rica: precipitation, days with rain, temperature, relative humidity, evaporation, solar brightness, atmospheric pressure, wind direction, radiation, elevation

    -El Salvador: elevation, temperature, relative humidity, precipitation

    -Guatemala: precipitation, temperature, atmospheric pressure, realtive humidity, wind, evaporation, insolation, ground state.

    -Honduras: solar brightness, precipitation, temperature

    -Panama: Barometer, temperature, wind, cloud, weather, rain, solar radiation.

 

DATA DETAILS

-Belize Data:

    -SCANNED_DATA: bank of historic climate registers between 1886 to 1967 in JPG format (for typing) .

-Costa Rica Data:

    -HARD_DATA(.pdf, images):letters to contributors, some photos of cellars with data and precipitation historic records, book "Apuntaciones sobre el clima de Costa Rica" H. Pittier 1890.

    -SCANNED_DATA:  scanned files in pdf with historical records of yearbooks and newsletters

-El Salvador Data:

    -HARD_DATA(.pdf, images): letters to contributors, some photos of cellars with climate data records 

-Guatemala Data:

    -HARD_DATA(.pdf, images): letters to contributors, pdf with photos of cellars with climate data records since 1900

    -SCANNED_DATA: Daily data in pdf files from the National observatory of Guatemala, years 1948,49,50,68,69,70

-Honduras Data:

    -HARD_DATA(.pdf, images): letters to contributors,  photos of cellars with climate data records since 60 years ago

 

-Panama Data:

    -HARD_DATA(.pdf, images):letters and post to contributors, photos of the boxes containing the graphs of the meteorological variables, photos of historical records Colon Panama between 1897-1905, download link for climatological data     from panama in ETESA site (http://www.hidromet.com.pa/index.php

    -RESCUED_DATA(.xlsx): Excel file with downloaded data from ETESA website

OTHER SOURCES

-Cuba Data *:

    La Marina daily newspaper for 1845 to 1883 and centenary compilation (1832 - 1932) with climatological data.

More Information: 

-Identified websites with data to be typed

-Costa Rica Climatological Data (PDF-TIFF). Source: NOAA Central Library Data Imaging Project

    Boletín del Instituto Físico-Geográfico Nacional de Costa Rica (1901,1903) 

    Annuario meteorologico (San Jose, Costa Rica) (1961-1973) 

    Boletín (San Jose, Costa Rica) (1960) 

    Boletín meteorologico semestral (San Jose, Cosa Rica) (1956-1959)

    Boletín meteorologico (San Jose, Cosa Rica) (1951-1954)

    URL: http://docs.lib.noaa.gov/rescue/data_rescue_costa_rica.html

 

-Panama Climatological Data (PDF-TIFF). Source: NOAA Central Library Data Imaging Project

    Monthly meteorological summary (Balboa Heights, Panama) (1915-1975)

    Monthly meteorological summary (Cristobal, Panama) (1918-1975)

    Monthly meteorological summary (Gatun Dam, Panama) (1973-1976)

    Monthly meteorological summary (Madden Dam, Panama) (1975-1975)

    Environmental data base for regional studies in the humid microclimatic summary (1966-1969)

    URL: http://docs.lib.noaa.gov/rescue/data_rescue_panama.html

 

-Guatemala Climatological Data (PDF-TIFF). Source: NOAA Central Library Data Imaging Project

    Observaciones meteorológicas correspondientes al año de ... (1898-1902)

    Anales del Observatorio Nacional Meteorológico de la "Aurora" (1928-1930)

    Estadística meteorológica del Observatorio Nacional "La Aurora" correspondiente al año de ... (1931)

    Anales (Observatorio Nacional Meteorológico y Sismológico (Guatemala)) (1945-1946)

    Boletín meteorológico (1949-1950)

    Observaciones del dia .. (1952-1958)

    URL: http://docs.lib.noaa.gov/rescue/data_rescue_guatemala.html

 

-Cuba data:

    http://www.insmet.cu/asp/genesis.asp?TB0=PLANTILLAS&TB1=OPTION&TB2=/cont...

    http://dloc.com/UF00001565/00006/allvolumes

 

Project Status (only for existing data rescue projects): 
Ongoing
Documents: 
Contact information (email address): 
pimbach@catie.ac.cr