Tropical Forests and Climate

  • Norman Myers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Thomas Van Der Hammen
    Pages 37-47
  3. John H. C. Gash, W. James Shuttleworth
    Pages 123-133
  4. Michael Keller, Daniel J. Jacob, Steven C. Wofsy, Robert C. Harriss
    Pages 139-158
  5. Eneas Salati, Carlos A. Nobre
    Pages 177-196

About this book

Introduction

Tropical forests affect climate, and the removal of the forests will change climate. Or not?
This book discusses basic questions on how far, if at all, tropical deforestation leads to climatic change. The question of this uncertainty is particularly addressed. One important consequence of the uncertainties of whether deforestation affects climate is how scientific findings best illuminate the policy-making process.

Keywords

Albedo Atmospheric chemistry Deforestation Greenhouse effect Rain climate change forest vegetation

Editors and affiliations

  • Norman Myers
    • 1
  1. 1.Headington, OxfordUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-3608-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4147-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-3608-4
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