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Interactions between rainfall, deforestation and fires during recent years in the Brazilian Amazonia

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Understanding the interplay between climate and land-use dynamics is a fundamental concern for assessing the vulnerability of Amazonia to climate change. In this study, we analyse satellite-derived monthly and annual time series of rainfall, fires and deforestation to explicitly quantify the seasonal patterns and relationships between these three variables, with a particular focus on the Amazonian drought of 2005. Our results demonstrate a marked seasonality with one peak per year for all var...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1098/rstb.2007.0026

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Environment,Centre for the - Environmental Change Institute
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Environment,Centre for the - Environmental Change Institute
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Institution:
"University of Oxford", "Université Libre de Bruxelles, Service de Botanique Systématique et Phytosociologie, Bruxelles, Belgium"
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Environment,Centre for the - Environmental Change Institute
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Institution:
"Brazilian Institute for Space Research (INPE), São Paulo, Brazil"
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"Brazilian Institute for Space Research (INPE), São Paulo, Brazil"
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Publisher:
Royal Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B Journal website
Volume:
363
Issue:
1498
Pages:
1779-1785
Publication date:
2008-05-05
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EISSN:
1471-2970
URN:
uuid:8636edc4-2b7f-4c21-a3f4-e4ac5817aaeb
Local pid:
ora:3169

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