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Amazon Deforestation and Climate Change

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dc.contributor.author Shukla, J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Nobre, C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Sellers, P. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:54:20Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:54:20Z
dc.date.issued 1990 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-03-10 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-03-10 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/2838
dc.description.abstract "A coupled numerical model of the global atmosphere and biosphere has been used to assess the effects of Amazon deforestation on the regional and global climate. When the tropical forests in the model were replaced by degraded grass (pasture), there was a significant increase in surface temperature and a decrease in evapotranspiration and precipitation over Amazonia. In the simulation, the length of the dry season also increased; such an increase could make reestablishment of the tropical forests after massive deforestation particularly difficult." en_US
dc.subject Amazon River region en_US
dc.subject climate change en_US
dc.subject deforestation en_US
dc.title Amazon Deforestation and Climate Change en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.coverage.region South America en_US
dc.subject.sector Global Commons en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Science en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 247 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth January en_US
dc.submitter.email rshivakoti@yahoo.com en_US


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