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The Geophysiology of Amazonia : vegetation and climate interactions

Author: Robert E Dickinson; United Nations University.
Publisher: New York : Wiley for the United Nations University, ©1987.
Series: Wiley series in climate and the biosphere.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Geophysiology of Amazonia.
New York : Wiley for the United Nations University, ©1987
(OCoLC)647460498
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Dickinson; United Nations University.
ISBN: 0471845116 9780471845119
OCLC Number: 13525972
Notes: Results of the International Conference on Climatic, Biotic, and Human Interactions in the Humid Tropics with Emphasis on the Vegetation and Climatic Interactions in Amazonia, convened by the United Nations University at the Instituto de Pesquisas Espaciais in São José dos Campos, Brazil, Feb. 25-Mar. 1, 1985.
Description: xvii, 526 pages, [2] pages of plates : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction to vegetation and climate interactions in the humid tropics / Robert E Dickinson --
Geophysiology : a new look at earth science / James E. Lovelock --
Climate, natural vegetation, and soils in Amazonia : an overview / Jesus Marden dos Santos. Comments / Robert E. Dickinson --
Causes of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon / Philip M. Fearnside. Comments / Roger Revelle. Reply to comments / Philip M. Fearnside --
Dam building in the tropics : some environmental and social consequences / Peter Bunyard --
Species diversity, phenology, plant-animal interactions, and their correlation with climate, as illustrated by the Brazil nut family (Lecythidaceae) / Scott A. Mori and Ghillean T. Prance --
Climate change in the humid tropics, especially Amazonia, over the last twenty thousand years / Robert E. Dickinson and Hassan Virji --
Role of the tropics in atmospheric chemistry / Paul J. Crutzen. Comments / Steven C. Wofsy --
Contribution of tropical ecosystems to the global budgets of trace gases, especially CH₄, H₂, CO, and N₂O / Wolfgang Seiler and Ralf Conrad. Comments / Ralph J. Cicerone --
Influence of a tropical forest on air chemistry / Robert C. Harriss --
Biological processes and productivity of soils in the humid tropics / Patrick Lavelle. Comments / Rattan Lal --
Effects of deforestation on soil properties and microclimate of a high rain forest in southern Nigeria / B.S. Ghuman and Rattan Lal --
Element cycling in the Amazon Basin : a riverine perspective / Jeffrey E. Richey and Maria de Nazaré Goés Ribeiro --
Micrometeorology of an Amazonian rain forest / Luiz C.B. Molion. Comments / William E. Reifsnyder --
The forest and the hydrological cycle / Eneas Salati. Comments / John C. Rodda --
Modeling effects of vegetation on climate / Piers J. Sellers. Comments / Keith G. McNaughton. Reply to comments / Piers J. Sellers --
Interactions between convective and large-scale motions over Amazonia / Jan Paegle. Comments / John M. Wallace --
On the dynamic climatology of the Amazon Basin and associated rain-producing mechanisms / Luiz C.B. Molion --
General circulation modeling and the tropics / Jagadish Shukla. Comments / James E. Hansen --
Effects of change in land use on climate in the humid tropics / Ann Henderson-Sellers. Comments / John S. Perry.
Series Title: Wiley series in climate and the biosphere.
Responsibility: Robert E. Dickinson, editor.
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