Characteristics of Amazonian Climate: Main Features

  1. Michael Keller,
  2. Michael Bustamante,
  3. John Gash and
  4. Pedro Silva Dias
  1. Carlos A. Nobre1,
  2. Guillermo O. Obregón1,
  3. José A. Marengo1,
  4. Rong Fu2 and
  5. German Poveda3

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/2009GM000903

Amazonia and Global Change

Amazonia and Global Change

How to Cite

Nobre, C. A., Obregón, G. O., Marengo, J. A., Fu, R. and Poveda, G. (2009) Characteristics of Amazonian Climate: Main Features, in Amazonia and Global Change (eds M. Keller, M. Bustamante, J. Gash and P. Silva Dias), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/2009GM000903

Author Information

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

    Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas, USA

  3. 3

    Escuela de Geociencias Y Medio Ambiente, Universidad Nacional de Colombia Medellin, Colombia

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

  • Spatial Distributions of Climatic Variables

  • Time Evolution

  • Mechanisms of Amazonian Climate Variability

  • Mechanisms Controlling Droughts in Amazonia: Pacific Versus Atlantic Controls

  • Paleoclimate in Amazonia During the Last Glacial Maximum : Was the Amazon Drier During the LGM?