This page is being prepared for participants of the International Biogeography Society’s meeting in Quito from August 5-9, 2019.
While many descriptions of Ecuador’s climate exist, this page presents a few climatological aspects that are novel. In particular, we say something about the diurnal cycle of cloudiness and the mean cloud climatology of Ecuador that is not clearly presented elsewhere. Comparison’s with WORLDCLIM precipitation climatologies are also shown. We hope this information proves interesting to 1) Ecuadorean scientists and students, 2) IBS conference participants, and 3) Any members of the Ecuadorean community that have an interest in knowing more about their cloud climatology – with particular relevance to topics like solar energy availability.
Basic climatology – histograms
SST annual cycle
mean winds aloft
Worldclim precip and seasonality maps
Satellite cloud climatologies
diurnal cycle of cloudiness
annual cycle of cloudiness