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Surface albedo raise in the South American Chaco: Combined effects of deforestation and agricultural changes
Description: Deforestation affects climate and the energy balance of the Earth not only through the release of greenhouse gases but also through shifts in the physical properties of the surface. These physical effects can be strongly dependent not only on the deforestation event but on the land use choices and management that follow it. Here scientists explored how the albedo and radiation balance of the dry subtropical Chaco forests of South America changed over the last decade in response to both deforestation and land use/management. [Source: Agricultural and Forest Meteorology]
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Source: Agricultural and Forest Meteorology
Publish Date: 1/15/2017
Reading Level: Expert
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