This page summarizes the historical reanalysis data for the Caribbean
region from 1981-2010. Climatic summary plots of meteorological variables may be obtained
for a calendar month for selected locations.
Purple buttons are clickable and green buttons are already selected.
VIEW in the CONTROLS panel provides filters to
refine your interest. As filters are changed, the Map panel shows the available
data as a transparent grid overlaying the background map. The average value for
a selected calendar month and variable is plotted as a grid (if the background
map is clearly visible it indicates no-data). The MONTH slider changes
the calendar month displayed.
To plot annual cycle climatic summaries for one (or more locations). Click location
(s) to select it (them), then SELECT in the CONTROLS panel will
be activated listing selected locations. Click on SHOW GRAPHS
The Cariwig portal uses a web mapping platform that allows users to investigate and interact with mapped data. This help document describes the map panel operations.
Each portal map page has the same set of map panel tools. These tools allow the user to navigate the map.
This dropdown allows the user to select their preferred base mapping. The default shows Blue Marble based aerial imagery from Osgeo.org. Currently the user can also select OpenStreetMap data as base mapping.
This panel allows the user to position the map to a specific geographical location. You can select from the dropdown or interactively type the location in the search box. Only major islands are listed in this dropdown.
The icon bar allows the user to set the map navigation mode and to navigate the map
The home button takes the user back to the default regional view
This button changes the mode to “Zoom”. To zoom into the map drag a box whilst depressing the left mouse button. Release the mouse button to zoom in.
On many configurations the mouse wheel can be used to zoom the map in and out as well.
This button allows the user to pan (move) the map. Press and hold the left mouse button whilst moving the mouse in the map panel to pan the map.
zooms the map in by a fixed amount.
zooms the map out by a fixed amount.
This button moves the map view back to the previous view if available
This button moves the map to the next view if available
A Jpeg version of the current map display can be downloaded for use in reports etc.
The show legend button shows the legend for the map. To hide the legend select hide legend
The current map coordinates of the cursor are displayed in the bottom right hand corner of the map (WGS84 Longitude/Latitude)
In the absence of local meteorological observations, an alternative description of the local climate can be obtained from weather-forecasting model based estimates of the local weather, described as reanalysis data. Such a service is provided by ERA-Interim datasets (produced by ECMWF), a global, gridded, multivariate and self-consistent estimate of the weather. ERA-Interim data is available from 1979 to 2011 with a resolution of 0.75° latitude and longitude over the whole globe.This dataset consites data for the Caribbean region from 1981-2010.