Assessment of the risk of Amazon dieback / Walter Vergara and Sebastian Scholz.

The Amazon basin is a key component of the global carbon cycle. The old-growth rainforests in the basin represent storage of ~ 120 petagrams of carbon (Pg C) in their biomass. Annually, these tropical forests process approximately 18 Pg C through respiration and photosynthesis. This is more than twi...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Vergara, Walter, 1950-
Other Authors: Scholz, Sebastian M.
Format: eBook
Published: Washington, D.C. : World Bank, 2011.
Series:World Bank study.
Online Access:Click for online access
Table of Contents:
  • Modeling future climate in the Amazon using the Earth Simulator
  • Assessment of future rainfall over the Amazon basin
  • Analysis of Amazon forest response to climate change
  • Interplay of climate impacts and deforestation in the Amazon.