Articles | Volume 19, issue 11
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 4547–4557, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-4547-2015
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 4547–4557, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-4547-2015
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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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.