The Amazonian Boundary Layer and Mesoscale Circulations

  1. Michael Keller,
  2. Michael Bustamante,
  3. John Gash and
  4. Pedro Silva Dias
  1. A. K. Betts1,
  2. G. Fisch2,
  3. C. Von Randow3,
  4. M. A. F. Silva Dias4,
  5. J. C. P. Cohen5,
  6. R. Da Silva6 and
  7. D. R. Fitzjarrald7

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/2008GM000720

Amazonia and Global Change

Amazonia and Global Change

How to Cite

Betts, A. K., Fisch, G., Von Randow, C., Silva Dias, M. A. F., Cohen, J. C. P., Da Silva, R. and Fitzjarrald, D. R. (2009) The Amazonian Boundary Layer and Mesoscale Circulations, in Amazonia and Global Change (eds M. Keller, M. Bustamante, J. Gash and P. Silva Dias), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/2008GM000720

Author Information

  1. 1

    Atmospheric Research Pittsford, Vermont, USA

  2. 2

    Instituto de Aeronáutica e Espaço São José dos Campos, Brazil

  3. 3

    Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais São José dos Campos, Brazil

  4. 4

    Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of SãO José Paulo São José Paulo, Brazil

  5. 5

    Departamento de Meteorologia, Universidade Federal do ParÁ Belém, Brazil

  6. 6

    Ufpa-lba Santarem, Alter do Chão Brazil

  7. 7

    Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, University at Albany, State University Of New York Albany, New York, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904764

Online ISBN: 9781118670347

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Keywords:

  • Rain forest ecology—Amazon River Region;
  • Biosphere—Research—Amazon River Region;
  • Climatic changes—Amazon River Region;
  • Amazon River Region—Climate

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • What is Distinctive about the Amazonian Boundary Layer?

  • Nature of Amazonian Convection

  • Conclusions