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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Cited articles

Badger, A. M. and Dirmeyer, P. A.: Remote Tropical and Sub-tropical Responses to Amazon Deforestation, Clim. Dynam., 1–10,, online first, 2015.
Bonan, G. B.: Forests and Climate Change: Forcings, Feedbacks, and the Climate Benefits of Forests, Science, 320, 1444–1449,, 2008a.
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Costa, M. H. and Foley, J. A.: Combined Effects of Deforestation and Doubled Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations on the Climate of Amazonia, J. Climate, 13, 18–34,<0018:CEODAD>2.0.CO;2, 2000.
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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.