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Possible climatic impact of tropical deforestation

Journal Article:

Abstract

A computer model of climate changes resulting from removal of tropical rain forests to increase arable acreage is described. A chain of consequences is deduced from the model which begins with deforestation and ends with overall global cooling and a reduction in precipitation. A model of the global water budget shows that the reduction in precipitation is accompanied by cooling in the upper tropical troposphere, a lowering of the tropical tropopause, and a warming of the lower tropical stratosphere. (HLW)
Publication Date:
Dec 25, 1975
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
ERA-01-09404
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Nature (London); (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 258:5537
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CLIMATES; FUNCTIONAL MODELS; TROPICAL REGIONS; FORESTS; ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATIONS; COMPUTERS; STRATOSPHERE; TROPOPAUSE; TROPOSPHERE; WEATHER; EARTH ATMOSPHERE; 510100* - Environment, Terrestrial- Basic Studies- (-1989)
OSTI ID:
7199591
Research Organizations:
Univ. of California, Livermore
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: NATUA
Submitting Site:
TIC
Size:
Pages: 697-698
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Citation Formats

Potter, G L, Ellsaesser, H W, MacCracken, M C, and Luther, F M. Possible climatic impact of tropical deforestation. United Kingdom: N. p., 1975. Web. doi:10.1038/258697a0.
Potter, G L, Ellsaesser, H W, MacCracken, M C, & Luther, F M. Possible climatic impact of tropical deforestation. United Kingdom. doi:10.1038/258697a0.
Potter, G L, Ellsaesser, H W, MacCracken, M C, and Luther, F M. 1975. "Possible climatic impact of tropical deforestation." United Kingdom. doi:10.1038/258697a0. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1038/258697a0.
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title = {Possible climatic impact of tropical deforestation}
author = {Potter, G L, Ellsaesser, H W, MacCracken, M C, and Luther, F M}
abstractNote = {A computer model of climate changes resulting from removal of tropical rain forests to increase arable acreage is described. A chain of consequences is deduced from the model which begins with deforestation and ends with overall global cooling and a reduction in precipitation. A model of the global water budget shows that the reduction in precipitation is accompanied by cooling in the upper tropical troposphere, a lowering of the tropical tropopause, and a warming of the lower tropical stratosphere. (HLW)}
doi = {10.1038/258697a0}
journal = {Nature (London); (United Kingdom)}
volume = {258:5537}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1975}
month = {Dec}
}