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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.

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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: https://www.pancanal.com/eng/eie/radar/movie.html

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/”






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Parameters
For detailed information on the station and the parameters collected, please download the file ACP_Station Names & Locations.xls



Complete Station Variable Definitions
For detailed information on the station and the parameters collected, please download the file Complete Station Variable Definitions.pdf





Data Download
ParametersFrequencyDownloads
01. Precipitation: Stations A to C15 Min https://doi.org/10.25573/data.11798931
02. Precipitation: Stations D to J15 Min https://doi.org/10.25573/data.11791809
03. Precipitation: Stations K to Q15 Min https://doi.org/10.25573/data.11791827
04. Precipitation: Stations R to Z15 Min https://doi.org/10.25573/data.11791872
05. Meteorology Station: Agua salud15 Min https://doi.org/10.25573/data.11794575
06. Meteorology Station: Albrook15 Min https://doi.org/10.25573/data.11794401
07. Meteorology Station: Corozal15 Min https://doi.org/10.25573/data.11794371
08. Meteorology Station: Dos Bocas15 Min https://doi.org/10.25573/data.11798925
09. Meteorology Station: Flamenco15 Min https://doi.org/10.25573/data.11798931
10 .Meteorology Station: Gamboa15 Min https://doi.org/10.25573/data.11798940
11. Meteorology Station: Gasparillal15 Min https://doi.org/10.25573/data.11798958
12. Meteorology Station: Gatun West15 Min https://doi.org/10.25573/data.11798964
13. Meteorology Station: Humedad15 Min https://doi.org/10.25573/data.11798976
14. Meteorology Station: Jagua15 Min https://doi.org/10.25573/data.11798979
15. Meteorology Station: Limon Bay15 Min https://doi.org/10.25573/data.11798982
16. Meteorology Station: Tranquila15 Min https://doi.org/10.25573/data.11798991
17. Meteorology Station: Vistamares15 Min https://doi.org/10.25573/data.11798997
18. Meteorology Station: Rancheria15 Min https://doi.org/10.25573/data.11798988
19. Meteorology Station: Darieles15 Min https://doi.org/10.25573/data.11798919
20. Meteorology Station: Culebra15 Min https://doi.org/10.25573/data.11794737
Lake level15 Min https://biogeodb.stri.si.edu/physical_monitoring/downloads/acp_lakelevel_15min.zip
River Discharge15 Min https://biogeodb.stri.si.edu/physical_monitoring/downloads/acp_discharge_15min.zip