Scientists Install Remote Sensing Instrument Near Top of Amazon Observation Tower

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USGS collaborator Scott Saleska (University of Arizona) and other team members install a remote sensing instrument near the top of a 213-foot (65-meter) tower at the Amazon forest study site near Santarém, Brazil.    Data from the sensor system are being used by Saleska, USGS Geographer Dennis Dye and their U.S., Brazilian and Australian collaborators to improve understanding of how photosynthesis and the uptake of atmospheric carbon dioxide by tropical forests responds to seasonal variations in climate.     

Tapajós National Forest, near Santarém, Pará, Brazil

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Image Dimensions: 3648 x 2736

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Location Taken: Para, BR