This page provides links to maps of various soil and water related parameters, which can be used to determine areas affected by drought and how drought conditions may be changing from week to week or month to month. The results were obtained using the water and energy balance model GOES-PRWEB.
Other Drought News
NWS Climate and Drought Information Webpage
USGS Puerto Rico DroughtWatch webpage
AAA – Niveles de los Embalses
State Drought Monitor
ARCHIVED soil and water-related maps and data:
Weekly rainfall, rainfall deficit and negative rainfall deficit (excess rainfall not shown) and effective crop coefficient
Soil Moisture Saturation
Volumetric Soil Moisture Content
Crop Stress Coefficient
Reference (Potential) Evapotranspiration
Natural Log of the Bowen Ratio
See current Drought Monitor Map for Puerto Rico
The following map shows the rainfall deficit (negative values) and rainfall excess (positive values).
The following map shows only negative values of rainfall deficit (areas of excess rainfall are not shown, i.e., white areas).
Yesterday’s Results (approximately 30 variables):
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This research received partial funding from the following sources: NOAA-CREST (grant NA06OAR4810162) and USDA Hatch Project (Hatch-402). Special thanks to Dr. John Mecikalski for providing the solar radiation data, and Alejandra Rojas for providing various GIS maps used in this research. I would like to thank my student, Victor Reventos, who made this possible through his Python programming skills.