Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Abstract: The Amazon Basin tropical forests play important roles for climate in the area, such as storing carbon, albedo decreases, and strong evaporative cooling. However, anthropogenic deforestation from agro-industrial crops, plantations, pastures, logging, fires, etc has removed large areas of tropical forest. Moraes et al., 2013 uses a coupled biosphere-atmosphere climate model to project changes to climate under 3 different deforestation experiments. Each deforestation experiment shows changes to the radiative balance, water cycle, and other climatic conditions.