Panguana (Puerto Inca Province, Peru)
Automatic weather station, Meter MA-4100 (255 m a.s.l.)
Data and graphics
Parameters are recorded as 5 minute averages or sums. Online diagrams will be updated every 2 hours.
|Air temperature and humidity
|Precipitation air pressure
|Radiation and lightning detection
|Wind speed and direction
At a glance
|13. September 2019
|Automatic weather station
|clearing in a lowland tropical rainforest
|9.6137° S, 74.9356° W
|AWS mounted at a tower at 10m height a.g.l.
This station was installed to complement and contrast our microclimate network in Upper Franconia, Germany. For its site Panguana, a biological research station and conservation area in the lowland rainforest of Peru, it is a valuable addition to the existing instrument set-up. As being the group's only station located in the tropics it contrasts with our westerly-driven, temperate zone sites in a geographic as well as in a climatic sense: According to Köppen-Geiger, its climate is defined as fully humid equatorial (Af), even if there is already a pronounced seasonality in monthly precipitation sums, with a distinct drier period from April through September. Due to the proximity to the Intertropical Convergence Zone the location shows predominantly weak wind conditions, and, in contrast to the situation in our latitudes, sporadic strong wind events are forced solely by convection. Therefore the site represents a valuable extension with respect to our research focal area of the weak-wind boundary layer.
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