Post-deforestation Amazonian climate: Anglo-Brazilian research to improve prediction

W. James Shuttleworth, John H.C. Gash, John M. Roberts, Carlos A. Nobre, Luis C.B. Molion, Maria de Nazare Goes Ribeiro

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Abstract

This paper reviews the experimental activity and primary results of the Amazon Region Micrometeorology Experiment (ARME), and the subsequent impact of these data in improving the prediction of post-deforestation Amazonian climate using general circulation models. It previews the new 5 year programme of collaborative Anglo-Brazilian research which will extend these studies by providing calibration of the land-atmosphere interaction for cleared forest areas, and measurements of the comparative near-surface climatology for large clearings and adjacent areas of undisturbed natural forest. Finally it overviews preliminary plans for a major international study in Amazonia under the World Climate Research Programme and the International Geosphere Biosphere Programme.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-85
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Hydrology
Volume129
Issue number1-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1991

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    Shuttleworth, W. J., Gash, J. H. C., Roberts, J. M., Nobre, C. A., Molion, L. C. B., & de Nazare Goes Ribeiro, M. (1991). Post-deforestation Amazonian climate: Anglo-Brazilian research to improve prediction. Journal of Hydrology, 129(1-4), 71-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/0022-1694(91)90045-J