Time series of mean temperatures (Colombia)

A monthly time series of mean temperatures was obtained by averaging data from a number of meteorological stations. Nine meteorological stations in Colombia, situated in close proximity to the study areas were selected. Monthly mean temperature for the stations in Colombia was obtained from the Colombian Institute for Hydrology and Meteorology (IDEAM). Five stations in the East and four in the West were selected after removing those with inconsistent and sparse data, and restricting them to be within 500 and 2500 masl. We filled the gaps in the climate time series with the 10 year climatology (average for the same month in the preceding 10 or 15 years depending on data availability).