Deforestation impact assessment: the problems involved

M. F. Wilson, A. Henderson-Sellers

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Abstract

Deforestation may result in rapid positive environmental feedbacks because of the large energies inherent in the climate system, eg soils are eroded and fertility declines. This study considers the different results of climate models with varying degrees of sophistication. Improvements in hydrological and land surface parameterizations in climate models are necessary in order to obtain a more coherent picture of possible environmental impact.-from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHydrology of Humid Tropical Regions
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of a symposium held during the XVIIIth General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics at Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany, 15-27 August 1983
EditorsReiner Keller
PublisherPubl by IAHS
Pages273-283
Number of pages11
Volume140
Publication statusPublished - 1983
Event18th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, IUGG 1983 - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 15 Jan 198327 Jan 1983

Conference

Conference18th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, IUGG 1983
CountryGermany
CityHamburg
Period15/01/8327/01/83

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