Graduate Course to be offered in Applied Remote Sensing – UPRM


COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT - ERIC HARMSEN - 2ND SEMESTER 2011-2012

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NOAA CREST SUMMER CAMP at UPRM


Students from across Puerto Rico attended the NOAA CREST Summer Camp this week on the UPRM Campus.  This afternoon, they attended a workshop by Dr. Eric Harmsen, which focused on the use of GOES-PRWEB for scheduling irrigation in Puerto Rico.  Irrigation scheduling is important for water conservation and for achieving optimal crop yields.  The presentation is provided below:

DOWNLOAD PDF PRESENTATION HERE

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GOES-PRWEB results questionable until NEXRAD is back online


I received an email from Ernesto Rodriguez of the National Weather Service in San Juan this morning, regarding the rainfall data from NOAA’s Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS).  GOES-PRWEB uses the AHPS, so until NEXRAD is back online, the GOES-PRWEB results will be questionable.

Eric

Here is the email from Ernesto:

AHPS data is questionable without the NEXRAD. Until the NEXRAD returns, the AHPS analysis will be created using the Terminal Doppler Radar(TWDR) at Punta Salinas(Toa Baja) and rain gauges(from USGS).
Please, remember that the TDWR is not very useful to detect showers over the southern half of Puerto Rico and the extreme west of Puerto Rico.
Regards,
–Ernesto Rodriguez

Good News!! GOES-13 is back online. Solar Radiation Data is Available For Downloading


Good News!!  GOES-13 is back online.  Solar Radiation Can be downloaded by clicking HERE

The GOES-13 satellite was offline from September 25 through October 19, 2012.  During this time, solar radiation data for PR and the northern Caribbean Region were not available.  However, the water and energy balance algorithm (GOES-PRWEB) continued to function with estimated solar radiation data.  GOES-PRWEB results for solar radiation and 24 other hydro-climate variables are available at

https://pragwater.com/goes-puerto-rico-water-and-energy-balance-goes-web-algorithm/