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An Environmental Watch System for the Andean Countries: El Observatorio Andino
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dc.contributor.authorMuñoz, Ángel G.es_ES
dc.contributor.authorLópez Carmona, Manuel Patricioes_ES
dc.contributor.authorVelázquez, Manueles_ES
dc.contributor.authorMonterrey, Luises_ES
dc.contributor.authorLeón, Gloriaes_ES
dc.contributor.authorRuiz, Franklynes_ES
dc.contributor.authorRecalde, Cristinaes_ES
dc.contributor.authorCadena, Jaimees_ES
dc.contributor.authorMejía, Raúles_ES
dc.contributor.authorParedes, Marcoses_ES
dc.contributor.authorBazo, Juanes_ES
dc.contributor.authorReyes, Carmenes_ES
dc.contributor.authorCarrasco, Gualbertoes_ES
dc.contributor.authorCastellón, Yaruskaes_ES
dc.contributor.authorVillarroel, Claudiaes_ES
dc.contributor.authorUrdaneta, Aveles_ES
dc.identifier.citationBulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 2010, 91(12), p. 1645–1652es_ES
dc.description.abstractAn experimental Environmental Watch System, the so-called Observatorio Andino (OA), has been implemented in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Chile over the past 2 yr. The OA is a collaborative and regional network that aims to monitor several environmental variables and develop accurate forecasts based on different scientific tools. Its overall goal is to improve risk assessments, set up early warning systems, support decision-making processes, and provide easily and intuitively understandable spatial maps to end users. The initiative works under the scientific and logistic coordination of the Centro de Modelado Científico (CMC) at Zulia University, Venezuela, and the Centro Internacional para la Investigación del Fenómeno “El Niño” (CIIFEN), and it is operated at a local level by the national weather services (NWSs) of the above-mentioned six Andean nations. The OA provides several freely available model outputs, including meteorological and hydrological forecasts, droughts, fire and flood indices, ecosystems dynamics, climate and health applications, and 5-day high-resolution oceanographic predictions for the eastern Pacific. This article briefly describes the current products, methodologies, and dynamical and statistical modeling outputs provided by the OA. Also, a discussion on how these sets of tools have been put together as a coordinated scientific watch and forecast system for each country and for the entire region is presented. Our experiences over the past 2 yr suggest that this initiative would significantly improve the current decision-making processes in Andean countries.es_ES
dc.publisherAmerican Meteorology Societyes_ES
dc.subjectObservatorio Andinoes_ES
dc.subjectMeteorological forecastes_ES
dc.subjectHidrological forecastes_ES
dc.subjectEnvironmental watch systemes_ES
dc.titleAn Environmental Watch System for the Andean Countries: El Observatorio Andinoes_ES
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