WIT Press


Quality Control For The Basic Mexican Climatological Database

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MIS000461

Volume

24

Pages

8

Published

2000

Size

740 kb

Author(s)

S. Aguilar & J. Collado

Abstract

The Mexican National climatic network comprises 5,575 stations throughout the country. From them, 300 stations constitute the basic climatic network, used internationally in global circulation models and in regional studies such as the Tehuantepec gyre, the Mexican monsoon, easterly waves over the Yucatan peninsula, and the advance of the Inter-tropical Convergence Zone. This paper reports the quality control software written to enlarge the database period of the basic climatic network, and the design of a user-friendly interface incorporated into a CD. The database includes daily rainfall, evaporation, minimum, maximum and observed temperature, sky condition, haze, hail, and electric storm. The period was extended to the beginning of operation of each station, roughly since 1893, till 1998. The complete data set was captured twice in

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