Instituto Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología (Ecuador)

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The Instituto Nacional Meteorologia e Hidrologia (INAMHI) is the national meteorological agency of Ecuador.[1]

INAMHI's functions are:

  • Planning, directing and overseeing meteorological and hydrological activities in the country, in coordination with other institutions and agencies;
  • Developing systems and rules governing the programs of meteorology and hydrology in accordance with national needs;
  • Establishing, operating and maintaining the infrastructure necessary for a basic hydrometeorological compliance program;
  • Obtaining, collecting, examining, processing, publishing and disseminating data, information and forecasts necessary for the detailed and comprehensive knowledge of weather, climate and hydrological characteristics of the whole of maritime and continental Ecuador;
  • Conducting studies and researching hydrometeorological requests for state agencies or individuals;
  • Educating and training staff to technical and professional expertise in the fields of meteorology and hydrology, and
  • Promoting scientific research in meteorology and hydrology.

Research conducted by the INAMHI includes studying the hydrology of the Ecuadorian Amazon basin.[2]


  1. ^ World Meteorological Service list of members
  2. ^ A. Laraque, J. Ronchail, G. Cochonneau, R. Pombosa, and J.L. Guyot. "Heterogeneous Distribution of Rainfall and Discharge Regimes in the Ecuadorian Amazon Basin." (Dec. 2007). Journal of Hydrometeorology. Vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 1364-1381.

External links[edit]

Official WWW site