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Climate Benefits of Intact Amazon Forests and the Biophysical Consequences of Disturbance

Jessica C. A. Baker, Dominick V. Spracklen
2019 Frontiers in Forests and Global Change  
Remote sensing datasets of land surface and atmospheric variables were used to compare the climate responses of Amazon forests that lost their intact status between 2000 and 2013.  ...  Severe deforestation of intact Amazon forest, defined as areas where canopy cover was reduced below 70%, was shown to have increased daytime land surface T by 0.44 • C over the study period.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors are grateful to the producers of the forest change and climate datasets for making their products freely and publicly available, without which this work would not have been  ... 
doi:10.3389/ffgc.2019.00047 fatcat:jxu37hr6gzeh3d4jzwnw6km5da

Impacts of Deforestation on Climate and Water Resources in Western Amazon [chapter]

Ranyre Silva
2012 Deforestation Around the World  
The Amazon importance in several areas of research demonstrates how the region affects the balance of South America and, depending on the scale used, on the planet.  ...  Rondonia State, located in Western Amazon, already has a large area of vegetation changed by deforestation.  ...  However, the SLURP model was not used in the Amazon, and its conceptual approach allows its use in regions with little data, as well as the possibility and direct use of remote sensing data which allows  ... 
doi:10.5772/35734 fatcat:odyc2v3mmbfm5nf2tzdiqufrre

Worldwide Research on Land Use and Land Cover in the Amazon Region

Néstor Montalván-Burbano, Andrés Velastegui-Montoya, Miguel Gurumendi-Noriega, Fernando Morante-Carballo, Marcos Adami
2021 Sustainability  
The results classify the main research fields into nine main topics with increasing relevance: 'Amazon', 'deforestation', 'remote sensing', 'land use and land cover change', and 'land use'.  ...  In conclusion, the cocitation authors' network reveals the development of such areas and the interest they present due to their worldwide importance.  ...  on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Remote Sensing, and ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing stand out. ), where the most mentioned topics in this field of study correspond to 'Amazon' (  ... 
doi:10.3390/su13116039 fatcat:pdry36kmc5hjdh2io6es3bras4

Trends in water balance components across the Brazilian Cerrado

Paulo Tarso S. Oliveira, Mark A. Nearing, M. Susan Moran, David C. Goodrich, Edson Wendland, Hoshin V. Gupta
2014 Water Resources Research  
over large regions, identify dry periods, and assess changes in water balance due to land cover and land use change.  ...  We assess the water balance of the Brazilian Cerrado based on remotely sensed estimates of precipitation (TRMM), evapotranspiration (MOD16), and terrestrial water storage (GRACE) for the period from 2003  ...  We analyze the annual values of precipitation, evapotranspiration, terrestrial water storage and runoff obtained from remote sensing data, and observed long-term discharge data to determine if there are  ... 
doi:10.1002/2013wr015202 fatcat:wtjksf45m5ekxcf4256hwipyii

Feedback between drought and deforestation in the Amazon

Arie Staal, Bernardo Flores, Ana Paula Aguiar, Joyce Bosmans, Ingo Fetzer, Obbe Tuinenburg
2020 Environmental Research Letters  
First, we relate observed fluctuations in deforestation rates to dry-21 season intensity; second, we determine the effect of conversion of forest to cropland on 22 evapotranspiration; and third, we simulate  ...  Deforestation in the Amazon reduces 18 rainfall regionally, while this deforestation itself has been reported to be facilitated by droughts. 19 Here we quantify the interactions between drought and deforestation  ...  AS and IF acknowledge support 22 from the European Research Council project Earth Resilience in the Anthropocene (743080 ERA). BMF  ... 
doi:10.1088/1748-9326/ab738e fatcat:5p7jq3e2hrclhguumwl2szpsge


Josiclêda Domiciano Galvíncio, Hewerton Alves da Silva, Sorin S. Popescu
2014 Revista Brasileira de Geografia Física  
The objective of this study is to evaluate evapotranspiration in areas of the Atlantic Forest using remote sensing data and to determine how evapotranspiration can affect rainfall changes on a local scale  ...  A B S T R A C T Quantifying and monitoring evapotranspiration in large natural forests is vital for monitoring the climate, water resources and biodiversity of the ecosystem, especially in an area with  ...  The purpose of this study is to evaluate the evapotranspiration estimate in areas of the Atlantic Forest using remote sensing data and infer how the evapotranspiration affects rainfall changes on a local  ... 
doi:10.5935/1984-2295.20140006 fatcat:3gk657ntofa2tnc7ec2gsqolny

Evapotranspiration and Precipitation over Pasture and Soybean Areas in the Xingu River Basin, an Expanding Amazonian Agricultural Frontier

Gabriel de Oliveira, Jing M. Chen, Guilherme A. V. Mataveli, Michel E. D. Chaves, Jing Rao, Marcelo Sternberg, Thiago V. dos Santos, Carlos A. C. dos Santos
2020 Agronomy  
This study carries out a remote-sensing, spatial-temporal approach to analyze inter- and intra-annual patterns in evapotranspiration (ET) and precipitation (PPT) over pasture and soybean areas in the Xingu  ...  ET, on the other hand, appears to be strongly linked to land-use and land-cover (LULC) patterns in the Xingu River Basin.  ...  One of the most impacted variables of the hydrological cycle by these LULC changes is evapotranspiration (ET), where several studies have identified distinct values and seasonal patterns when comparing  ... 
doi:10.3390/agronomy10081112 fatcat:y4p5ti6vw5bizijoqawfilu7yi


Roberto Ribeiro de Oliveira, ALEXANDRA AMARO DE LIMA, Moacir Alberto Campos, Heleny Porciano Alves, Milton Fonseca Junior
2019 International journal for innovation education and research  
These causes have been a major concern in this area. The study of this work relates this accelerated growth to the deforestation in the neighborhood, which is the object of study area.  ...  Images and shapes downloaded from the PRODES system were used in the site analysis, which were processed in the Arcgis 10.  ...  The use of remote sensing together with the geoprocessing techniques used in the study proved to be an efficient tool for the mapping of the research area in the analyzed periods.  ... 
doi:10.31686/ijier.vol7.iss7.1577 fatcat:jpl6n4z7djd3nhundrky62nmza

Monitoring Rainfall Patterns in the Southern Amazon with PERSIANN-CDR Data: Long-Term Characteristics and Trends

Damien Arvor, Beatriz Funatsu, Véronique Michot, Vincent Dubreuil
2017 Remote Sensing  
We identified significant trends toward a shortening of the rainy season in the southern Amazon, mainly linked to earlier demise dates.  ...  In this work, we used three decades (1983-2014) of PERSIANN-CDR daily rainfall data to characterize precipitation patterns in the southern part of the Amazon basin, which has been drastically impacted  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs9090889 fatcat:5qlih7wtaba7bfvhthxhftmqnq


Edivaldo Afonso de Oliveira Serrão, Madson Tavares Silva, Francisco de Assis Salviano de Sousa, Aline Maria Meiguins de Lima, Cleber Assis dos Santos, Lorena Conceição Paiva de Ataide, Vicente de Paulo Rodrigues da Silva
2019 Boletim de Ciências Geodésicas  
The aim of this study was to analyze the simulation of some hydrological processes in the Itacaiúnas River watershed and its relation with human-induced impacts in the Southeast region of the Pará state  ...  Thus, the use of hydrological models is necessary to gain an understanding of these impacts on Amazonian river systems.  ...  This presents an integration interface in a Geographic Information System (GIS) enabling a dynamic interaction with the use of remote sensing and GIS, and can be applied to hydrology, hydrometeorology,  ... 
doi:10.1590/s1982-21702019000300018 fatcat:ry4gupv7pbfwhlfarrzfodgikm

Geotechnology in the analysis of forest fragments in northern Mato Grosso, Brazil

Sergio Guedes Barbosa, Aline Gonçalves Spletozer, Mariane Paulina Batalha Roque, José Ambrosio Ferreira Neto, Herly Carlos Teixeira Dias, Marcony Paulo Ramos, Michael Alejandro Castro Bonilla, Wellington Souto Ribeiro, Ricardo Alcántara-de la Cruz, José Cola Zanuncio
2018 Scientific Reports  
The mapping of land use showed a reduction of the Amazon forest in the microbasin in the north of Mato Grosso, in the years 2000 and 2015 compared to 1985.  ...  Pasture implantation fragments and reduces the Amazonian forest area. The objective was to quantify landscape changes in 1985, 2000 and 2015 in northern Mato Grosso, Brazil.  ...  Acknowledgements To "Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq), Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES) and Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado  ... 
doi:10.1038/s41598-018-22311-y pmid:29500472 pmcid:PMC5834460 fatcat:2slxom7p5ffetijnucafwtq7cy

Dynamics of Fire Foci in the Amazon Rainforest and Their Consequences on Environmental Degradation

Helvécio de Oliveira Filho, José Francisco de Oliveira-Júnior, Marcos Vinícius da Silva, Alexandre Maniçoba da Rosa Ferraz Jardim, Munawar Shah, João Paulo Assis Gobo, Claudio José Cavalcante Blanco, Luiz Claudio Gomes Pimentel, Corbiniano da Silva, Elania Barros da Silva, Thelma de Barros Machado, Carlos Rodrigues Pereira (+6 others)
2022 Sustainability  
Biophysical parameters maps showed the variability of the fire foci, mainly in the south and west part of the Amazon basin referring to the Arc of Deforestation.  ...  The use of burns for agriculture and livestock, followed by mining and wood extraction, caused the degradation of the Amazon biome.  ...  Therefore, the objective of the study is to evaluate the dynamics of fire foci obtained through environmental satellites in the Amazon and their consequences on environmental degradation, mainly in the  ... 
doi:10.3390/su14159419 fatcat:v5z2ewa3jndbfjhx7quyfotk2y

Water use by terrestrial ecosystems: temporal variability in rainforest and agricultural contributions to evapotranspiration in Mato Grosso, Brazil

Michael J Lathuillière, Mark S Johnson, Simon D Donner
2012 Environmental Research Letters  
Instead of focusing on land use change to infer hydrologic change, in this paper we assess hydrologic changes using remote sensing, meteorological and agricultural production data to determine the rainforest  ...  Humid tropical rainforest evapotranspiration represented half of the state's total evapotranspiration in 2000 despite occupying only 40% of the total land area.  ...  Funding for the study was generously provided through Discovery Grant funding from the Canadian National Science and Engineering Research Council to Mark Johnson.  ... 
doi:10.1088/1748-9326/7/2/024024 fatcat:k56jvrzlavbmpexzf6flbbd4ii

Rapid Recent Deforestation Incursion in a Vulnerable Indigenous Land in the Brazilian Amazon and Fire-Driven Emissions of Fine Particulate Aerosol Pollutants

Gabriel de Oliveira, Jing M. Chen, Guilherme A. V. Mataveli, Michel E. D. Chaves, Hugo T. Seixas, Francielle da S. Cardozo, Yosio E. Shimabukuro, Liming He, Scott C. Stark, Carlos A. C. dos Santos
2020 Forests  
Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is related to the use of fire to remove natural vegetation and install crop cultures or pastures.  ...  In this study, we evaluated the relation between deforestation, land-use and land-cover (LULC) drivers and fire emissions in the Apyterewa Indigenous Land, Eastern Brazilian Amazon.  ...  GEOBIA minimizes the within-class spectral variability by assigning all pixels in the object to an identical LULC class, better using the spatial information implicit within remotely sensed images such  ... 
doi:10.3390/f11080829 fatcat:4uud4krby5fdvioha5daxxtyza

Mapping Burned Areas of Mato Grosso State Brazilian Amazon Using Multisensor Datasets

Yosio Edemir Shimabukuro, Andeise Cerqueira Dutra, Egidio Arai, Valdete Duarte, Henrique Luís Godinho Cassol, Gabriel Pereira, Francielle da Silva Cardozo
2020 Remote Sensing  
Burned areas were evaluated in terms of land use and land cover classes over the Amazon, Cerrado and Pantanal biomes in the Mato Grosso State.  ...  In this paper, we propose a new method to provide an annual burned area map of Mato Grosso State located in the Brazilian Amazon region, taking advantage of the high spatial and temporal resolution sensors  ...  Remote sensing represents a particularly useful tool for mapping and quantifying burned areas in large and difficult to reach areas.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12223827 fatcat:ospvgwlgavbpdizq4boithbbyi
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