The Panama Canal Authority (Autoridad del Canal de Panamá - ACP), through its Meteorological and Hydrological Branch, has generously provided STRI with much of its meteorological and hydrological data. These data are made available to scientific community at no charge. However, we ask that any use of these data in publications should include the following acknowledgement: the Meteorology and Hydrology Branch, Panama Canal Authority, Republic of Panama. Their website is: https://www.pancanal.com.
The ACP maintains a network of 60 stations located throughout the Panama Canal Watershed.
The stations are of three main types. The majority of stations are composed of automated rain gauges. These stations report, via radio connections, total precipitation on 15-min intervals. Currently, there are also eleven complete meteorological stations which measure precipitation, wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity and solar radiation. Finally, there are lake and river gauge stations measuring water levels of Lakes Gatun and Alajuela and their major tributaries.
These data are provided by STRI via a collaborative agreement with the Panama Canal Authority. STRI makes no claim about the accuracy or completeness of the data – they are provided on an ‘as is’ basis and STRI accepts no responsibility for errors and/or inaccuracies.
Any use or publication of these data should cite the Meteorological and Hydrological Branch of The Panama Canal Authority
A real-time radar image of the Panama Canal Area is available on the ACP’s website here:
Monthly Summaries: Monthly Rain ACP Horizontal, Monthly summaries ACP Vertical
Yearly hydrological reports by the ACP can be found here: https://micanaldepanama.com/nosotros/cuenca-hidrografica/anuario-hidrologico/”
Canal Watershed water quality Program
The ACP maintains a water quality monitoring program in the Panama Canal Watershed. The ACP monitors approximately 30 variables at 40 stations throughout the watershed. Sampling is performed monthly.
The ACP published yearly reports (in Spanish) on their website, https://micanaldepanama.com/nosotros/cuenca-hidrografica/. STRI has been given permission to host the raw data which can be downloaded here: https://doi.org/10.25573/data.19196240.v1
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