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Hydroclimatology and biogeochemistry of the Amazon 1. Erosion

Tardy, Yves and Mortatti, Jefferson and Victoria, Reynaldo and Martinelli, Luiz and Ribeiro, Aristides and Cerri, Carlos and Piccolo, Marisa and De Moraes, Jener Leite and Probst, Jean-Luc and Andreux, Francis and Volkoff, Boris Hydroclimatology and biogeochemistry of the Amazon 1. Erosion. (1993) In: 3rd International Symposium on the Geochemistry of the Earth Surface, 01-06 Août 1993, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. .

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0009-2541(93)90203-U


The Amazon is the largest stream in the world. Its basin covers at least 7. lo6 km2, which represents - 5% of the global continental area and almost 70% of the area of the continents localized in the equatorial zone, between 5"s and 5"N of latitude. The global tropical moist forest covers -9.35. lo6 km2, so that the Brazilian evergreen rain forest represents at least 50% of this area. At Obidos, the most accessible downstream station for collecting data, the area concerned is 4.619- lo6 km2. The purpose of these two extended abstracts is to show how changes and oscillations of climate can significantly affect erosion as well as carbon and nitrogen cycles, and may also mask the degradations of the environment due to deforestation.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com The original PDF of the article can be found at Chemical Geology website : http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00092541
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Institut de Recherche pour le Développement - IRD (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université Louis Pasteur-Strasbourg I - ULP (FRANCE)
Other partners > Universidade de São Paulo - USP (BRAZIL)
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