Solar Radiation Data Available for Northern Caribbean Region


Solar radiation data can be downloaded for the Northern Caribbean Region.  Daily, monthly and annual data are available.

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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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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/

 

Replacement Weather Satellite for GOES East


Replacement Weather Satellite for GOES East

This is bad news for the Caribbean Region.  And this is very bad news for those of you that regularly download solar radiation data from pragwater.com or rely on results from GOES-PRWEB.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) confirmed Monday that GOES-13 has been placed in stand-by mode, following increased vibrations, or “noise,” observed in imagery over the past couple of days.  For more information visit http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/key-us-weather-satellite-goes/78844

This post has implications on data from the following pragwater web pages:
https://pragwater.com/solar-radiation-data-for-pr-dr-and-haiti/
https://pragwater.com/goes-puerto-rico-water-and-energy-balance-goes-web-algorithm/

This composite satellite image from Sunday shows a lack of data from GOES-13 over the east coast of the U.S. (CIMSS Satellite Blog)