Costa Rica Climate Change

Monteverde Cloud Forest

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Course Syllabus 2002: Tropical Ecosystems of Costa Rica

Important Climate Parameters in Costa Rica:

This is a web page used in my introduction to climate change in costa rica, focusing on the Monteverde Preserve as a starting point. The page serves as an image resource for the lecture.

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  • Seasonality
  • Global Circulation & Tradewinds
  • Geography of the Landscape (NW-SE Trending Mountain Ranges)
  • Evapotranspiration

    Some researches say that Evapotranspiration accounts for more than 50% of the moisture return to the atmosphere after a heavy rain. Quicktime Movie!! This QUICKTIME movie illustrates cloud formation along the flanks of a mountain range near the Sierpe River in SW Costa Rica. This early morning cloud formation is probably a combination of orographic uplift and evapotranspiration.

  • Geologic History and Diversity
  • Land Use and Deforestation--Where Did the Forests Go?

    Monteverde Preserve

  • The ride to Monteverde is "Unnerving." The amount of deforestation is nothing short of spectacular. This LARGE quicktime movie (~30mb) contrasts the deforestation and the splendor of Monteverde Preserve.
  • Pictures & Research from Tropical Ecosystems of Costa Rica 2001: Digital Images
  • Monteverde Quicktime STREAMING Video~250k/sec
  • Monteverde Quicktime STREAMING Video~200k/sec
  • Monteverde Quicktime STREAMING Video~125k/sec
  • Monteverde Quicktime STREAMING Video~100k/sec
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