Naval branch of the Mexican military responsible for conducting naval operations, assisting in hurricane relief operations when necessary, and conducting on-going missions such as the war on drugs and the protection of offshore oil wells.
Location / Topography:
The coastal area covered by the Mexican Navy is mostly at or near sea level, with the exception of a few mountainous ranges near the coast. Many islands, both large and small, run along the coast making it difficult to navigate these waters in less-than-ideal conditions.
The terrain in Mexico is mostly rocky, with hot and dry deserts in the north and humid tropical zones in the south and coastal regions. The region is home to some of the most diverse ecological and weather systems in the world. The average yearly temperature is around 24°C, and the coasts experience numerous hurricanes and tropical storms during the summer months.
Administered by the headquarters in Mexico City, the RAWS network is used to monitor current weather at ports of call for the Navy. It is also used heavily in offshore islands as they can often be difficult to navigate.
Number of FTS Stations:
- GOES and other independent satellite systems
- UHF/VHF analog radio
- Wind speed / direction
- Air temperature / relative humidity
- Rain gauge
- Solar radiation
- Barometric pressure