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Deforestation size influences rainfall

Changes to the land surface, such as land clearing and logging of forest areas, impacts moisture cycling. Now a shift from small-scale to large-scale deforestation in the southern Amazon is found to modify the mechanisms and patterns of regional precipitation.

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Chambers, J., Artaxo, P. Deforestation size influences rainfall. Nature Clim Change 7, 175–176 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate3238

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