The greens and whites of the Amazonia system are talking face-to-face

The greens and whites of the Amazonia system are talking face-to-face

Similar to the temperate climate of the Ruisdael Observatory, key ecosystems such as the Amazonia rainforest-cloud system are facing disruptions due to the seasonal changes triggered by climate modifications. In the Amazonia basin, a very relevant disturbance is the delay on the onset of the wet season. By combining a hierarchy of models, from turbulent-cloud resolving to global, and a comprehensive surface and remote sensing observations system, we investigate the interactions between the rainforest and clouds at sub-hourly and sub-kilometer scales. Our findings show a diurnal asymmetric pattern in the update of carbon dioxide by the rainforest and the relevance of the transport of moisture from the sub-cloud layer to the cloud layer to trigger deep convection. Read the full article in the Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems here.

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