Amazon Observation Platform

Image: Amazon Observation Platform

Detailed Description

Observation tower at the Amazon forest study site near Santarém, Brazil. A USGS instrument installed at the top of the 148-foot (45-meter) tower monitors changes in atmospheric conditions and the solar radiation available for photosynthesis. Data from the system are being used by USGS Geographer Dennis Dye and his U.S., Brazilian and Australian collaborators to improve understanding of how photosynthesis in tropical forests responds to seasonal variations in climate.     

Tapajós National Forest, near Santarém, Pará, Brazil

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Image Dimensions: 800 x 531

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Location Taken: Para, BR