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NGEE Tropics: Next Generation Ecosystem Experiment - Tropics

Tropical forests cover less than 7 percent of the Earth’s surface, but they cycle more carbon dioxide, water and energy than any other biome. This multi-institutional project aims to fill the critical gaps in knowledge of tropical forest-climate system interactions. The goal is to develop a predictive understanding of how tropical forest carbon balance and climate system feedbacks will respond to a changing climate over the 21st Century.
Keywords climate, convection, structure and composition, tropical forests, vegetation
Principal Investigator (PI)
Jeffrey Chambers
Lead Institution
Other Collaborators
National Center for Atmospheric Research Smithsonian Institute US Forest Service.
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