UK Met Office: New research programme on the Amazon

UK Met Office: New research programme on the Amazon

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28 September 2011
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An ambitious research programme to explore what may happen to the Amazon over the coming decades as a result of climate change and deforestation has just begun.

Scientists from 14 European and South-American research institutes, including the Met Office and the Universities of Edinburgh and Leeds will work together in  'AMAZALERT' 

'AMAZALERT' aims to test how vulnerable the forests of the Amazon may be to some form of die-back due to climate change and deforestation and if so, to forecast where in the region, when and how this may happen. It will also evaluate the impact and effectiveness of public policies and measures to prevent Amazon degradation.

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