Colombia Maproom

The maproom is a collection of maps and other figures that monitor climate and societal conditions at present and in the recent past. The maps and figures can be manipulated and are linked to the original data. Even if you are primarily interested in data rather than figures, this is a good place to see which datasets are particularly useful for monitoring current conditions.

Historical Drought
Climate affects sectors in society in a number of ways. These effects may be direct, as with heat stress, or indirect, as with infectious diseases such as malaria and meningitis.
ENSO Monitoring
The figure shows the historical probability (given in percentile) of seasonal CHIRPS gridded precipitation average, intensity or frequency, falling within the upper (wet) one-third, middle (normal) one-third, or bottom (dry) one-third ("tercile") of the historical (1951-2007) distribution given the state of ENSO (El Niño, Neutral, La Niña) during that same season.
This map shows the historical probability (given in percentile) of seasonal average monthly minimum or maximum temperature falling within the upper (hot), middle (normal), or bottom (cold) one-third ("tercile") of the 1969-2005 historical distribution in Colombia given the state of ENSO (El Niño, Neutral, La Niña) during the previous season (e.g. Jan-Mar temperature against Oct-Dec ENSO state).
Meteorological Drought Monitoring
This map shows the Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) for multiple monthly accumulation periods for Colombia and can be used to identify the intensity of drought or excess of rainfall for each month.
Vegetation Monitoring
This tool produces maps of estimated vegetation using data from NASA's MODIS sensor.