Central American and Costa Rican Climate and Hydrology

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This database provides information and data from the project : Hydrological impacts of converting tropical montane cloud forest to pasture, with initial reference to northern Costa Rica.


Change in water balance as a result of historic forest loss

As part of a larger project led by the Free University of Amsterdam., a national scale hydrological model for analysing the impact of land cover change in complex tropical environments was developed.

Here you will find reports, the model and input grids and a series of model results at 1ha spatial resolution for Costa Rica and 1km spatial resolution for central America.

Total wind driven precipitation : Costa Rica









Total wind driven precipitation : Costa Rica (Terrain view)