Tropical Forests and Climate

  • Norman Myers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Thomas Van Der Hammen
    Pages 37-47
  3. John H. C. Gash, W. James Shuttleworth
    Pages 123-133
  4. Michael Keller, Daniel J. Jacob, Steven C. Wofsy, Robert C. Harriss
    Pages 139-158
  5. Eneas Salati, Carlos A. Nobre
    Pages 177-196
  6. Norman Myers, Thomas J. Goreau
    Pages 215-225
  7. George M. Woodwell
    Pages 245-251
  8. Judith Gradwohl, Russell Greenberg
    Pages 253-256
  9. Claudine Schneider
    Pages 257-261
  10. Jim MacNeill
    Pages 263-265

About this book


Tropical forests affect climate, and the removal of the forests will change climate. Or not?
This book discusses basic questions on how far, if at all, tropical deforestation leads to climatic change. The question of this uncertainty is particularly addressed. One important consequence of the uncertainties of whether deforestation affects climate is how scientific findings best illuminate the policy-making process.


Albedo Atmospheric chemistry Deforestation Greenhouse effect Rain climate change forest vegetation

Editors and affiliations

  • Norman Myers
    • 1
  1. 1.Headington, OxfordUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4147-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-3608-4
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