Primate census database of Fundación Entropika

Fundación Entropika’s dataset of visual detections of primates at the Colombian-Peruvian Amazonian border (2005 – 2015)

The Fundación Entropika dataset of visual detections of primates was developed to provide long-term and reliable census records of the occurrence of primates at the Colombian-Peruvian Amazonian border. This study provided baseline information on the primate community at 11 sampling sites exposed to different levels of hunting (low, medium and high hunting pressure) and under different protection categories (protected area, indigenous land, private reserve, state reserve and forest without any protection level). These data provide crucial information for the implementation of conservations strategies. The dataset is composed out of 1,623 visual detections of 11 primate species (5 families, 10 genera), collected between March 2005 and May 2015 over 761 days of effective diurnal and nocturnal census fieldwork. It is currently the most complete census dataset of primates in the Colombian-Peruvian Amazonian border, making it an invaluable resource for research in the area. The dataset is freely available in English and its metadata in Spanish from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) website.

Click here to go to the download page (GBIF).

Automatic weather station - Mundo Amazónico

Meteorological data from the Southern Colombian Amazon

This dataset presents meteorological data of the Southern Colombian Amazon. The automatic weather station is installed in Mundo Amazónico, a thematic eco-park close to the city of Leticia (capital of the Colombian Amazonas department), located at LON, LAT, ELV. Data collection started on the 17th May 2014 and is being updated on the website every 2 to 3 months. Data is available in raw format (as registered directly by the station) as 30-min observations or as a daily means in the official NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) format.

The main variables available for download are:

Temperature (outside/inside) °C Barometric pressure mbar
Max./min. temperature °C Rainfall mm
Humidity (outside/inside) % RH Rain rate mm/hr
Dewpoint (outside/inside) °C Solar radiation/energy W/m2 / Langley
Wind speed/direction m/s / compass rose UV index/dose Index / MED
Max. wind speed/direction m/s / compass rose Wind chill °C
Heating/cooling degree-days H/CDD Inside EMC %
Heat index (outside/inside) °C Inside air density Kg/m3
THW/THSW index °C Evapotranspiration mm

Click here to see the metadata of the dataset.

Click here to see weather data specifications (resolution, range, accuracy).

Click here to download the data (May 2014 - November 2014).

FE Amazon v1.0

High resolution monthly means of atmospheric variables over the Amazon basin (1972-2009)

This dataset presents a high resolution (0.5 x 0.5 deg; 8 vertical levels) monthly means of 5 atmospheric variables (air temperature, pressure, water vapour pressure, vertical velocity and horizontal wind speed) over the Amazon Basin for the period 1972 to 2009 (version 1.0). It was constructed using the predictive capabilities of Time-Delayed Neural Networks (TDNN) method. Thirty years of monthly averages of current climate data (1971-2000) of the NCEP/NCAR reanalysis dataset were used to train the TDNNs, which were then validated on the next 10 years (2001-2010). Once validated, the downscaling model was fed with the higher resolution CRU TS3.1 data and SRTM-1km elevation data (thereby obtaining the higher resolution dataset).

Click here to see metadata of dataset.

Click here to go to the download page (BADC).