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Principal Investigators:

John H. Gash, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (EU-PI)
Carlos Afonso Nobre, INPE - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (SA-PI)
William James Shuttleworth, University of Arizona (US-PI)


Abstract 2003:  Modeling Amazonian Carbon Release with Calibrated SVAT Models (View)

Resumo 2003:  Modelagem de emissão de carbono da Amazônia com modelos SVAT calibrados


LBA-ECO 2002 Business Meeting Poster: 

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Investigation Duration:   01/2003 - 10/2006


CD-36 is a successor to investigation CD-18.



Luis A Bastidas, Co-Investigator, Utah State University
John H. Gash, EU-PI, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Luis Gustavo Gonçalves, INPE
Chris Huntingford, Co-Investigator, Government Research Laboratory
Antonio Manzi, Co-Investigator, INPA
Carlos Afonso Nobre, SA-PI, INPE - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais
Humberto Rocha, Co-Investigator, USP (Universidade de Sao Paulo)
Rafael Rosolem, University of Arizona
Roberta Souto Rufino, universidade federal do tocantins
William James Shuttleworth, US-PI, University of Arizona


Research Sites:

Amazon Basin (large-scale studies)


Training and Education Activities - Accomplished:

Internship and Exchange Programs:

Activity Description


  • Training of Brazilian Student at the University of Arizona, USA

    Rafael Rosolem, a Brazilian Masters student at the Universidade de São Paulo who works under the supervision of Dr. Humberto Rocha, received on-the-job training in Data Analysis and Modern Parameter Estimation Methods at the University of Arizona, in 2003 and 2004.


  • Training of Brazilian Student at the University of California-Irvine, USA

    Rafael Rosolem, a Masters student at the Universidade de São Paulo (USP), spent two weeks at the University of California-Irvine in February-March 2004 to discuss and obtain an update on data provided by the UC-Irvine group.

Short Courses / Seminars / Workshops / Conferences:

Activity Description


  • Dr. Luis G. de Gonçalves attended the LBA-ECO Session at the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, USA.


  • Symposium: Regional Hydrologic Impacts of Climatic Variability and Change with an Emphasis on Less Developed Countries (ICCLAS; ICSW, PUB WG, IAMAS, WCRP, CLIVAR, GEWEX, WMO/UNESCO WCP-Water, HELP)

    Drs. Carlos Nobre and Luis Bastidas (INPE) were co-convenors of this session. Summary can be seen at The VIIth IAHS Scientific Assembly . The event was held at Foz do Iguaçú, Brazil, in April 2005.


Scheduled STI Site Visits:   Currently none available.


Datasets/Posters Available:

Currently none available.



de Goncalves LGG, Burke EJ, Shuttleworth WJ, Chan CS, Marengo JA. (2004) Application of improved ecosystem aerodynamics in regional weather forecasts. Ecological Applications, 14, 17-21. (abstract)

Fisch G, Tota J, Machado LAT, Dias MAFS, Lyra RFD, Nobre CA, Dolman AJ, Gash JHC. (2004) The convective boundary layer over pasture and forest in Amazonia. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 78, 47-59. (abstract)

Gash JHC, Huntingford C, Marengo JA, Betts RA, Cox PM, Fisch G, Fu R, Gandu AW, Harris PP, Machado LAT, von Randow C, Dias MAS. (2004) Amazonian climate: results and future research. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 78, 187-193. (abstract)

Harris PP, Huntingford C, Gash JHC, Hodnett MG, Cox PM, Malhi Y, Araujo AC. (2004) Calibration of a land-surface model using data from primary forest sites in Amazonia. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 78, 27-45. (abstract)

Huntingford C, Harris PP, Gedney N, Cox PM, Betts RA, Marengo JA, Gash JHC. (2004) Using a GCM analogue model to investigate the potential for Amazonian forest dieback. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 78, 177-185. (abstract)

von Randow C, Manzi AO, Kruijt B, de Oliveira PJ, Zanchi FB, Silva RL, Hodnett MG, Gash JHC, Elbers JA, Waterloo MJ, Cardoso FL, Kabat P. (2004) Comparative measurements and seasonal variations in energy and carbon exchange over forest and pasture in South West Amazonia. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 78, 5-26. (abstract)

Bastidas LA, Rosolem R, Shuttleworth WJ, Rosero E, Nobre C. (2005) Influence of selective logging in the Amazon on SiB2 parameter values using multi-criteria methods. Journal of Geophysical Research, .

Rosolem R, Bastidas LA, Shuttleworth WJ, de Goncalves LGG, Burke EJ, Rocha HR, Miller SD, Goulden ML. (2005) Evaluation of the effect of selective logging on the energy-water and carbon exchange processes . IAHS Publication 296.

de Goncalves LGG, Shuttleworth WJ, Nijssen B, Burke EJ, Marengo JA, Chou SC, Houser P, Toll DL. (2006) Evaluation of model-derived and remotely sensed precipitation products for continental South America. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 111. (abstract)


Matrix of Publications-Datasets:  more


Science Questions:

Carbon Dynamics:

        CD-Q1 - What is the (climatically driven) seasonal and interannual variability of the carbon dioxide flux between the atmosphere and different land cover/use types?
        CD-Q2 - How do biological processes such as mortality and recruitment or succession following land use change influence the net annual carbon balance for different land cover and land use types?
        CD-Q3c - What factors (biologically mediated, land use history, soil properties, etc.) control the rate of carbon sequestration in biomass and soils of regrowing forest?

Other Research Teams:

CD-01  -  CD-02  -  CD-03  -  CD-04  -  CD-05  -  CD-06  -  CD-07  -  CD-08  -  CD-09  -  
CD-10  -  CD-11  -  CD-12  -  CD-14  -  CD-15  -  CD-17  -  CD-30  -  CD-31  -  CD-32  -  
CD-33  -  CD-34  -  CD-35  -  CD-36  -  CD-37  -  CD-40  -  CD-41  -  LC-01  -  LC-02  -  
LC-03  -  LC-04  -  LC-05  -  LC-06  -  LC-07  -  LC-08  -  LC-09  -  LC-10  -  LC-11  -  
LC-12  -  LC-13  -  LC-14  -  LC-15  -  LC-16  -  LC-21  -  LC-22  -  LC-23  -  LC-24  -  
LC-30  -  LC-31  -  LC-32  -  LC-33  -  LC-34  -  LC-35  -  LC-36  -  LC-37  -  LC-38  -  
LC-39  -  ND-01  -  ND-02  -  ND-03  -  ND-04  -  ND-06  -  ND-07  -  ND-08  -  ND-09  -  
ND-10  -  ND-11  -  ND-30  -  ND-31  -  PC-30  -  TG-01  -  TG-02  -  TG-03  -  TG-04  -  
TG-05  -  TG-06  -  TG-07  -  TG-08  -  TG-09  -  TG-10  -  TG-30  -  TG-31  -  TG-32



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