Paramaribo (PMO)

Suriname

GRUAN Status

Candidate site
(data flow in preparation)

Site Name

GRUAN (code, name)
PMO, Paramaribo
-short
Paramaribo
-long, international
Paramaribo Atmospheric Observatory
-long, national
Paramaribo Atmospheric Observatory
WMO (code, name)
0-20008-0-PMO, Paramaribo

Location

Country
Suriname
First order district
Paramaribo
Latitude
5.81 °N
Longitude
-55.21 °W
Altitude
4 m

Site maps

Position and region map

Position map

Local map

Institution / Operator

Name
Meteorologische Dienst Suriname
-long, international
Meteorological Service Suriname
-long, national
Meteorologische Dienst Suriname
Website
www.meteosur.sr
Description
weather service

Site Contact

Name
Ankie Piters
Affiliation
Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI)
Address
KNMI, Postbus 201, 3730 AE De Bilt, The Netherlands
E-Mail
piters@knmi.nl
Phone
+31-302206433

Site Description

Foundation
1998
Description
Paramaribo Atmospheric observatory is located in Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname at the northern coast of South America. Although it lies on the south-western edge of the city, it is still in a relatively pristine environment due to its close proximity to the ocean and to the Amazone forest, which stretches all the way past the southern borders of Suriname. The orography on this part of the South American continent is relatively flat, leaving the background atmosphere relatively unperturbed as it is advected by the easterly trade winds over this location.
General type
rural
Topography
flat
Land use (within 10 km)
urban 23%, tree broadleaved evergreen closed to open 22%, mosaic tree and shrub 18%, mosaic natural vegetation 17%, mosaic cropland 8%, cropland rainfed herbaceous cover 6%, water 5%, shrubland 1% (source ESA CCI landcover product)
Climate
tropical rainforest climate
Website
http://projects.knmi.nl/paramaribo

Membership In Other Networks

BSRN
2019
NDACC
2004
GAW
2004
SHADOZ
1999

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