Tropical deforestation: Albedo and the surface-energy balance

John H.C. Gash, W. James Shuttleworth

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Abstract

Recent micrometeorological measurements for Amazonian rainforest are reviewed, emphasising those aspects of the radiation and heat balance which are likely to change with deforestation. The possible consequences of such deforestation are considered by examining the sensitivity of the surface energy balance to changes in those parameters which would be most drastically altered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-133
Number of pages11
JournalClimatic Change
Volume19
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Atmospheric Science

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