Teofilo Verdote III PAGASA; Central Mindanao University
Lucio L. Laurente
Automatic weather stations (AWS), installed at three different altitudes in the Manupali watershed in the Philippines, provide detailed data about local climatic conditions that can be used for various purposes, including watershed-modeling efforts. Since December 1993, these weather stations have continuously provided hourly and daily averages of meteorological variables such as air temperature, relative humidity, rainfall intensity, solar radiation, wind direction and speed and soil temperature at three depths. To date, six years of meteorologi- cal data have been accumulated and have been disseminated.
The weather-monitoring network was established with the following objectives: 1. Provide detailed information about local climatic conditions. 2. Assist and provide necessary weather information to other SANREM work plan holders and to contribute to watershed modeling efforts.