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Large-scale conversion of tropical forests into pastures or annual crops could lead to changes in the climate. We have used a coupled numerical model of the global atmosphere and biosphere Center for Ocean-Land- Atmosphere GCM to assess the effects of Amazonian deforestation on the regional and global climate. We found that when the Amazonian tropical forests were replaced by degraded grass pasture in the model, there was a significant increase in the mean surface temperature about 2.
- Deforestation and climate change
- Forests & climate change
- Amazonian Deforestation and Regional Climate Change
Deforestation and climate change
Alexandru , A. Sushama , : Impact of land-use and land-cover changes on CRCM5 climate projections over North America for the twenty-first century. Climate Dyn. Andrews , T. Betts , B.
Forests & climate change
Large-scale conversion of tropical forests into pastures or annual crops will likely lead to changes in the local microclimate of those regions. Larger diurnal fluctuations of surface temperature and humidity deficit, increased surface runoff during rainy periods and decreased runoff during the dry season, and decreased soil moistrue are to be expected. It is likely that evapotranspiration will be reduced because of less available radiative energy at the canopy level since grass presents a higher albedo than forests, also because of the reduced availability of soil moisture at the rooting zone primarily during the dry season. Recent results from general circulation model GCM simulations of Amazonian deforestation seem to suggest that the equilibrium climate for a grassy vegetation in Amazonia would be one in which regional precipitation would be significantly reduced. Global climate changes probably will occur if there is a marked change in rainfall patterns in tropical forest regions as a result of deforestation. Besides that, biomass burning of tropical forests is likely adding CO 2 into the atmosphere, thus contributing to the enhanced greenhouse warming. This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.
Amazonian Deforestation and Regional Climate Change
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