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Theoretical and Applied Climatology

, Volume 78, Issue 1–3, pp 187–193 | Cite as

Amazonian climate: results and future research

  • J. H. C. Gash
  • C. Huntingford
  • J. A. Marengo
  • R. A. Betts
  • P. M. Cox
  • G. Fisch
  • R. Fu
  • A. W. Gandu
  • P. P. Harris
  • L. A. T. Machado
  • C. von Randow
  • M. A. Silva Dias
Article

Summary

Some of the results from the climate component of the Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA), which are presented in this Special Issue are summarised. Recent advances in Amazonian climate modelling are also discussed. There is a range of papers which fall into three groups: surface fluxes and boundary layer growth; convection, clouds and rainfall; and climate modelling. The new insight given by this work is discussed and an argument is made for future research to employ a wider approach to Amazonian climate modelling.

Keywords

Convection Boundary Layer Layer Growth Surface Flux Boundary Layer Growth 
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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. H. C. Gash
    • 1
  • C. Huntingford
    • 1
  • J. A. Marengo
    • 2
  • R. A. Betts
    • 3
  • P. M. Cox
    • 3
  • G. Fisch
    • 4
  • R. Fu
    • 5
  • A. W. Gandu
    • 6
  • P. P. Harris
    • 1
  • L. A. T. Machado
    • 2
  • C. von Randow
    • 2
  • M. A. Silva Dias
    • 6
  1. 1.Centre for Ecology and HydrologyWallingfordUK
  2. 2.Centro de Previsão de Tempo e Estudos ClimaticosCachoeira PaulistaBrazil
  3. 3.Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and ResearchMet OfficeExeterUK
  4. 4.Centro Técnico AeroespacialSão José dos CamposBrazil
  5. 5.Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  6. 6.University of São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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