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Deforestation size influences rainfall

Nature Climate Change volume 7, pages 175176 (2017) | Download Citation

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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  1. Jeffrey Q. Chambers is at the Department of Geography, University of California Berkeley, California 94720, USA and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720, USA

    • Jeffrey Q. Chambers
  2. Paulo Artaxo is at the Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo, São Paulo 05508-091, Brazil

    • Paulo Artaxo

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