A new metric to help understand Amazon rainforest precipitation
Article first published online: 3 SEP 2013
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 94, Issue 36, page 320, 3 September 2013
How to Cite
2013), A new metric to help understand Amazon rainforest precipitation, Eos Trans. AGU, 94(36), 320.(
- Issue published online: 3 SEP 2013
- Article first published online: 3 SEP 2013
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- tropical meteorology;
- water vapor
In the Amazon rainforest, the chain of events that turns a small-scale process like a localized increase in evaporation into a towering storm cloud is long and twisted. To understand the complex dynamics that lead to precipitation and to identify the relative importance of various processes, researchers need uninterrupted observations at high-resolution time scales over many years. Such observations have traditionally been scarce for tropical continental environments, such as the Amazon, where logistics are difficult.