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The Punta Culebra Nature Center (PCNC) is situated on Punta Culebra, in the area of Amador, just south of Panama City at the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal (8° 54’ 38.77” N, 79° 31’ 44.09” W). The PCNC occupies a territory of approximately 1 1/2 hectares and offers visitors an open-air museum focusing mainly on marine science and education, conservation and interpretation of marine coastal environments. In addition to the surrounding marine environment, the PCNC also has one of the few remain patches of tropical dry forest in the area.

The area of the PCNC experiences a 5-month long dry season during which only 100-200 mm can be expected. In addition, relative humidity, solar radiation, wind speed and direction all show marked wet/dry season differences. On the other hand, temperature varies relatively little throughout the year.

The station consists of a fully automated climate station recording oceanographic and meteorological data, including: Solar Radiation, Rain, Ocean Temperature, Tide and Wind Speed.

For a summary of the data collected in 2014, plus long-term averages, please click on the following link:
Culebra Met Report 2016.pdf
Monthly summaries_culebra.xlsx

Metadata Download

Metadata_Culebra.txt



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Sensors

Sensor manuals in .pdf format are available for download here.

ParametersSensor ModelTypeFileMethod
Temperature & RHCAMPBELL SCI. CS215Electronic cs215.pdfMethods_Electronic_Air_Humidity.pdf
Solar RadiationLICOR LI200X PYRANOMETERElectronicli200x.pdfMethods_Electronic_Solar_Radiation.pdf
RainfallCAMPBELL SCI. CS700 TIPPING BUCKETElectroniccs700.pdf
Wind Speed & DirectionYOUNG WIND MONITOR AQElectronicYoung 05103 Wind Monitor.pdfMethods_Electronic_Wind_Speed_Dir.pdf


Data Download
ParametersFrequencyDownloads
Temperature
(max, min, average)
15 Min culebra_tower_at.zip
Rain
(total)
15 Min culebra_tower_ra.zip
Solar Radiation Flux
(max, min, average)
15 Min culebra_tower_sr.zip
Relative Humidity
(max, min, average)
15 Min culebra_tower_rh.zip
Wind Direction(vect. mean, std. deviation)15 Min culebra_tower_wd.zip
Wind Speed
(max, min, mean horiz speed)
15 Min culebra_tower_ws.zip