Aerosol Particles in Amazonia: Their Composition, Role in the Radiation Balance, Cloud Formation, and Nutrient Cycles

  1. Michael Keller,
  2. Michael Bustamante,
  3. John Gash and
  4. Pedro Silva Dias
  1. Paulo Artaxo1,
  2. Luciana V. Rizzo1,
  3. Melina Paixão1,
  4. Silvia De Lucca1,
  5. Paulo H. Oliveira1,
  6. Luciene L. Lara1,
  7. Kenia T. Wiedemann1,
  8. Meinrat O. Andreae2,
  9. Brent Holben3,
  10. Joel Schafer3,
  11. Alexandre L. Correia3 and
  12. TheotôNio M. Pauliquevis4

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/2008GM000847

Amazonia and Global Change

Amazonia and Global Change

How to Cite

Artaxo, P., Rizzo, L. V., Paixão, M., De Lucca, S., Oliveira, P. H., Lara, L. L., Wiedemann, K. T., Andreae, M. O., Holben, B., Schafer, J., Correia, A. L. and Pauliquevis, T. M. (2009) Aerosol Particles in Amazonia: Their Composition, Role in the Radiation Balance, Cloud Formation, and Nutrient Cycles, in Amazonia and Global Change (eds M. Keller, M. Bustamante, J. Gash and P. Silva Dias), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/2008GM000847

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo São Paulo, Brazil.

  2. 2

    Max Planck Institute for Chemistry Mainz, Germany

  3. 3

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, Maryland, USA

  4. 4

    LBA Central Office, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia Manaus, Brazil

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

  • Properties of natural particles in Amazonia

  • Properties and effects of biomassburning aerosol particles in Amazonia

  • Aerosol optical depth measurements through the AERONET network in Amazonia

  • Direct radiative forcing of aerosol particles and effects on the Amazonian ecosystem

  • Aerosols and clouds: Nucleation properties of biogenic and biomassburning particles

  • Dry and wet deposition of trace elements and impacts on nutrient cycling

  • Conclusions