VAMOS Support Center, is jointly located at NCAR's Earth Observing Laboratory and UCAR's Joint Office for Science Support and it is sponsored by NOAA's Climate Program Office

The North American Monsoon Experiment (NAME)

The Monsoon Experiment of South America (MESA)

The South Americac Low-Level Jet Experiment (SALLJEX)

The South American Low-Level Jet Experiment (SALLJEX) at NSSL

VAMOS Ocean-Clouds-Atmosphere-Land Studies (VOCALS)

VOCALS Page at the University of Washington

La Plata Basin Continental Scale Experiment (LPB)

Oceanography of the Intra-American Seas (IAS)

Pan-American Climate Studies (PACS)

U.S. Climate Variability and Predictability (U.S. CLIVAR)

NOAA Climate Program Office (CPO)

U.S. CLIVAR MJO Working Group (MJO WG)

Large Scale Biosphere- Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA)

The Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX)

Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI)

International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)

Framework for the Sustainable Management of the Water Resources of the La Plata Basin, with Respect to the Hydrological Effects of Climatic Variability and Change

A Europe South America Network for Climate Change assessment and Impact Studies in La Plata Basin (CLARIS-LPB)

A COordinated Regional climate Downscaling EXperiment (CORDEX)

Terrestrial Regional North American Hydroclimate Experiment (TRACE)

International Geosphere-Biosphere Program (IGBP)

Global Change System for Analysis, Research and Training (START)

U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP)

National Center for Atmospheric Reseach (NCAR) and the UCAR Office of Programs

Pan American Climate Studies Sounding Network (PACS-SONET) project

Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)

Marine and Atmospherics Sciences Program (PCMYA), Universidad de la Republica Uruguay

UCLA Tropical Meteorology and Climate Newsletter

Colombian Comission of the Ocean (CCO)

CPC Global Monsoons website

Monsoon calendar – updated by IPRC


Data Links

Extremes of temperature and precipitation

Atlas of Extremes for the Americas,by the VAMOS WG on Extremes


Daily Precipitation Grids for South America (NOAA/CDC)

Monthly precipitation data (NCDC)

Hydrometeorological Datasets for LBA Study

GOES Precipitation Index (GPI) monthly-means

Willmott / Legates Precipitation Climatologies

Atlantic hurricane database users

International Hurricanes: 1983-2010

International Tropical Storms: 1983-2010

Outgoing Longwave Radiation

NOAA Interpolated OLR Data

Corrected for satellite drift

MSU layer temperatures (Spencer and Christy)

Other Satellite Data

3-hourly Visible Imagery over continental South America

3-hourly Visible Imagery over eastern South Pacific Ocean

High resolution (1-km) Visible Imagery sector over Bolivia

High resolution (1-km) Visible Imagery sector over Paraguay

High resolution (1-km) Visible Imagery sector over Venezuela

Special Sensor Microwave/Imager Dataset (SSM/I)

Internationa Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP)

GEWEX / NASA Water Vapour Project

Surface Observations

Global Historic Climate Network (GHCN)s

Climatic Research Unit (CRU) land surface temperature

COADS sea surface observations

NCDC Global Tropical Cyclone Position Data

Chilean National Ocean Data Center (In Spanish, Chile Navy)

COADS Monthly Summaries (1° resolution)

SST Analysis

NCEP/NOAA Climate Modeling Branch

LDEO analysis

FSU pseudo-stress analysis


Reanalysis Data Sets

Eta Model Forecasts for South America

NCEP/NCAR reanalysis (at NCAR)

NCEP/NCAR reanalysis (at CDC)

ERA-40 ECMWF reanalysis

ECMWF reanalysis (at NCAR)

Other Data Sets and Data Issues

DEMETER (Development of a Multimodel Ensamble System for Seasonal to Interannual Prediction)

KNMI Climate Explorer: A useful utility for time series data

GAIM (Global Analysis, Integration and Modelling)

SuomiNet network