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DIAZ BOLANOS, Ronald E.; SOLANO CHAVES, Flora J.  and  AMADOR ASTUA, Jorge A.. Meteorological observations in the Caribbean Region of Costa Rica (1833-1949). InterSedes [online]. 2017, vol.18, n.37, pp.176-207. ISSN 2215-2458.

This article summarizes the main historical and scientific processes that allowed the development of the first meteorological observations made in the Caribbean region of Costa Rica. It is part of the descriptions and measurements made by Bachelor Osejo (1833) to the partial closure of the National Weather and Seismological Service (1949). For over a century, these observations were made, systematized and analyzed by various stakeholders. Among them are domestic and foreign scientists and scholars, scientific institutions such as the National Physical Geographic Institute and companies like United Fruit Company. The collected data were re-analyzed and interpreted in order to characterize the climate of the region in the past. The results of this study provide a baseline for historical comparison to the current problem of regional climate change.

Keywords : History; Meteorology; Climate; Costa Rica; Caribbean.

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