Solar radiation data can be downloaded for the Northern Caribbean Region. Daily, monthly and annual data are available.
Dr. Megh Goyal and Dr. Eric Harmsen have co-edited a new book titled Evapotranspiration Principles and Application for Water Management. Additional information is available at the following website: http://www.appleacademicpress.com/title.php?id=101 (Not sure if the 15% discount still applies.)
Daily reference evapotranspiration (ETo) is now available for Haiti and the Dominican Republic. CLICK HERE to visit the new pragwater page, which provides a link to the daily image data and the method background information. The page also provides information related to the practical application of the results for scheduling irrigation in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: 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.
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I will be offering the following two courses this semester at UPR-Mayaguez. Please click the following links for the course fliers.
Please feel free to contact me if you would like additional information about either course.
Eric Harmsen, Professor
University of Puerto Rico
Dept. of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico 00681
email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
websites: http://pragwater.com , http://bahai.org
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:
In this presentation a simple, web-based method for scheduling irrigation is presented. The presentation was given at the 8th Annual NOAA CREST Symposium, The City College of City University of New York, NY, June 5-6, 2013.