Cloud and rain processes in a biosphere-atmosphere interaction context in the Amazon Region

M.A.F. Silva Dias, S. Rutledge, P. Kabat, P.L. Silva Dias, C. Nobre, G. Fisch, A.J. Dolman, E. Zipser, M. Garstang, A.O. Manzi, J.D. Fuentes, H.R. Rocha, J. Marengo, A. Plana-Fattori, L.D.A. Sá, R.C.S. Alvalá, M.O. Andreae, P. Artaxo, R. Gielow, L. Gatti

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    Abstract

    This paper presents an overview of the results from the first major mesoscale atmospheric campaign of the Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA) Program. The campaign, collocated with a Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite validation campaigns, was conducted in southwest Rondônia in January and February 1999 during the wet season. Highlights on the interaction between clouds, rain, and the underlying landscape through biospheric processes are presented and discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)8072
    Number of pages18
    JournalJournal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres
    Volume107
    Issue numberD20
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

    Keywords

    • boundary-layer experiment
    • ice-scattering signature
    • zero-plane displacement
    • coastal squall lines
    • dry season
    • vegetation canopies
    • tropical atmosphere
    • tall vegetation
    • coherent eddies
    • wet season

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