Aspectos climatológicos relacionados a la morfo dinámica externa en la zona de Puriscal, Costa Rica. (ING)

  • Wilhelm- Günther Vahrson Escuela de Ciencias Geográficas, Universidad Nacional
  • Carlos Cervantes Escuela de Ciencias Geográficas, Universidad Nacional
  • Ileana Arauz Escuela de Ciencias Geográficas, Universidad Nacional
  • Ruthnia Chacón Escuela de Ciencias Geográficas, Universidad Nacional
  • Marvin Alfaro Escuela de Ciencias Geográficas, Universidad Nacional
  • Gilberto Palacios Escuela de Ciencias Geográficas, Universidad Nacional
  • Ligia Hernando Escuela de Ciencias Geográficas, Universidad Nacional

Abstract

The area around Puriscal, Costa Rica, is highly affected by different types of mass wasting processes: Erosion, superficial landslides and a very huge landslide of more than 60 has., partly inside the city of Puriscal itself. In this study, we analyzed the characteristics of the rainfall and we concluded that neither the rainfall quantities nor the rainfall intensities reach important magnitudes which can provoke these phenomenons. In the case of the largest Puriscal landslide, we determined as the most critical period September and October, because of the relatively high rainfall quantities and because of the high probability of long duration rain storms (“temporales”).

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Published
1989-01-01
How to Cite
Vahrson, W.- G., Cervantes, C., Arauz, I., Chacón, R., Alfaro, M., Palacios, G., & Hernando, L. (1989). Aspectos climatológicos relacionados a la morfo dinámica externa en la zona de Puriscal, Costa Rica. (ING). Uniciencia, 6(1-2), 47-58. Retrieved from https://www.revistas.una.ac.cr/index.php/uniciencia/article/view/5422
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Original scientific papers (evaluated by academic peers)