• Baldi, M., G. A. Dalu, and R. A. Pielke (2008), Vertical velocities and available potential energy generated by landscape variability—Theory, J. Appl. Meteorol. Climatol., 47(2), 397410.
  • Clark, D. B., C. M. Taylor, A. J. Thorpe, R. J. Harding, and M. E. Nicholls (2003), The influence of spatial variability of boundary-layer moisture on tropical continental squall lines, Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 129(589), 11011121.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization (2009), State of the world's forests, technical report, U. N., Rome.
  • Garcia-Carreras, L., D. J. Parker, C. M. Taylor, C. E. Reeves, and J. G. Murphy (2010), Impact of mesoscale vegetation heterogeneities on the dynamical and thermodynamic properties of the planetary boundary layer, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D03102, doi:10.1029/2009JD012811.
  • Garcia-Carreras, L., D. Parker, and J. Marsham (2011), What is the mechanism for the modification of convective cloud distributions by land surface-induced flows? J. Atmos. Sci., 68, 619634.
  • Gray, M. E. B., J. Petch, S. H. Derbyshire, A. R. Brown, A. P. Lock, H. A. Swann, and P. R. A. Brown (2001), Version 2.3 of the Met Office large eddy model, Met. Off., Exeter, U. K.
  • Kawase, H., T. Yoshikane, M. Hara, F. Kimura, T. Sato, and S. Ohsawa (2008), Impact of extensive irrigation on the formation of cumulus clouds, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L01806, doi:10.1029/2007GL032435.
  • Knox, R., G. Bisht, J. Wang, and R. Bras (2011), Precipitation variability over the forest-to-nonforest transition in southwestern Amazonia, J. Clim., 24(9), 23682377, doi:10.1175/2010JCLI3815.1.
  • Malhi, Y., and J. Wright (2004), Spatial patterns and recent trends in the climate of tropical rainforest regions, Philos. Trans. R. Soc. B, 359(1443), 311329.
  • Negri, A. J., R. F. Adler, L. M. Xu, and J. Surratt (2004), The impact of Amazonian deforestation on dry season rainfall, J. Clim., 17(6), 13061319.
  • Nykanen, D., E. Foufoula-Georgiou, and W. Lapenta (2001), Impact of small-scale rainfall variability on larger-scale spatial organization of land-atmosphere fluxes, J. Hydrometeorol., 2(2), 105121.
  • Petch, J. C., P. N. Blossey, and C. S. Bretherton (2008), Differences in the lower troposphere in two- and three-dimensional cloud-resolving model simulations of deep convection, Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 134(636), 19411946.
  • Ramos da Silva, R., and R. Avissar (2006), The hydrometeorology of a deforested region of the amazon basin, J. Hydrometeorol, 7(5), 10281042.
  • Ramos da Silva, R., D. Werth, and R. Avissar (2008), Regional impacts of future land-cover changes on the amazon basin wet-season climate, J. Clim., 21(6), 11531170.
  • Roy, S. B. (2009), Mesoscale vegetation-atmosphere feedbacks in Amazonia, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D20111, doi:10.1029/2009JD012001.
  • Roy, S. B., and R. Avissar (2002), Impact of land use/land cover change on regional hydrometeorology in Amazonia, J. Geophys. Res., 107(D20), 8037, doi:10.1029/2000JD000266.
  • Roy, S. B., C. P. Weaver, D. S. Nolan, and R. Avissar (2003), A preferred scale for landscape forced mesoscale circulations? J. Geophys. Res., 108(D22), 8854, doi:10.1029/2002JD003097.
  • Simpson, J. (1999), Gravity Currents in the Environment and the Laboratory, 2nd ed., Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, U. K.
  • Torrence, C., and G. P. Compo (1998), A practical guide to wavelet analysis, Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc., 79(1), 6178.
  • Wang, J. F., R. L. Bras, and E. A. B. Eltahir (2000), The impact of observed deforestation on the mesoscale distribution of rainfall and clouds in Amazonia, J. Hydrometeorol., 1(3), 267286.
  • Wang, J. F., F. J. F. Chagnon, E. R. Williams, A. K. Betts, N. O. Renno, L. A. T. Machado, G. Bisht, R. Knox, and R. L. Brase (2009), Impact of deforestation in the Amazon basin on cloud climatology, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A., 106(10), 36703674.
  • Weaver, C. P. (2004a), Coupling between large-scale atmospheric processes and mesoscale land-atmosphere interactions in the US southern Great Plains during summer. Part I: Case studies, J. Hydrometeorol., 5(6), 12231246.
  • Weaver, C. P. (2004b), Coupling between large-scale atmospheric processes and mesoscale land-atmosphere interactions in the US southern Great Plains during summer. Part II: Mean impacts of the mesoscale, J. Hydrometeorol., 5(6), 12471258.
  • Weaver, C. P., and R. Avissar (2001), Atmospheric disturbances caused by human modification of the landscape, Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc., 82(2), 269281.