Global Warming and Climate Change in Amazonia: Climate-Vegetation Feedback and Impacts on Water Resources

  1. Michael Keller,
  2. Michael Bustamante,
  3. John Gash and
  4. Pedro Silva Dias
  1. José Marengo1,
  2. Carlos A. Nobre1,
  3. Richard A. Betts2,
  4. Peter M. Cox3,
  5. Gilvan Sampaio1 and
  6. Luis Salazar1

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/2008GM000744

Amazonia and Global Change

Amazonia and Global Change

How to Cite

Marengo, J., Nobre, C. A., Betts, R. A., Cox, P. M., Sampaio, G. and Salazar, L. (2009) Global Warming and Climate Change in Amazonia: Climate-Vegetation Feedback and Impacts on Water Resources, in Amazonia and Global Change (eds M. Keller, M. Bustamante, J. Gash and P. Silva Dias), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/2008GM000744

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centro de Ciências do Sistema Terrestre/Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais Cachoeira Paulista, Brazil

  2. 2

    Met Office Hadley Centre Exeter, UK

  3. 3

    School of Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Exeter Exeter, UK

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904764

Online ISBN: 9781118670347



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


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Warming in Amazonia and observed climate Trens

  • Brief evolution of modeling of climate change in Amazonia: Deforestation and experiments on climate change and Amazonian deforestation

  • Model projections of climate change in the Amazon basin from IPCC AR4 global models

  • Projections of change in hydrology and moisture transport in and out of Amazonia

  • A combination of the increase in greenhouse gas concentrations and land use changes in Amazonia as forcings for climate change

  • Experiences on climate change projections from regional models in Amazonia

  • Uncertainty assessments

  • Dangerous climate change in Amazonia as projected by the UK Met Office Hadley Centre model

  • Effects of aerosols in the projections of future drought events in Amazonia

  • Extreme events in the context of climate change: Is the drought of Amazonia in 2005 an indicator of how extremes will be in a warmer climate?

  • Impacts of changes in climate and hydrology in water resources in Amazonia