Articles | Volume 19, issue 11
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 4547–4557, 2015
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 4547–4557, 2015

Research article 16 Nov 2015

Research article | 16 Nov 2015

Climate response to Amazon forest replacement by heterogeneous crop cover

A. M. Badger and P. A. Dirmeyer


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (19 May 2015) by Pierre Gentine
AR by Andrew M. Badger on behalf of the Authors (22 May 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (26 Oct 2015) by Pierre Gentine
Short summary
This study expands upon previous Amazon deforestation modeling studies by using realistic heterogeneous crop cover as replacement vegetation and diagnoses the changes in land-atmosphere coupling due to land use change. With the use of an interactive crop model, the impact that irrigation has on land-atmosphere coupling when using crops as a replacement vegetation is analyzed. This study also provides documentation on the development of tropical crops for CLM4.5.