Tropics and T Guide - Resources and Review

An international research initiative lead by Brazil designed to create the new knowledge needed to understand the climatological, ecological, biogeochemical, and hydrological functioning of Amazonia, the impact of land use change on these functions, and the interactions between Amazonia and the Earth system.
Departmental information and research projects covering topics such as biogeochemical oceanography, tropical coastal management, and marine ecology.
El Nino is a disruption of the ocean
atmosphere system in the tropical Pacific having important consequences for weather around the globe. Includes basic facts, forecasts, climatology, and satellite data.
Relays oceanographic and surface meteorological data in real time from 70 moorings in the Tropical Pacific Ocean. The data are then retransmittted worldwide to oceanographic and meteorological centres via the Global Telecommunication System. TAO is a major component of the global climate observing system.
Set of documents dealing with the causes and consequences of desertification, action programs, scientific and technical cooperation, and measures to support the study and prevention of desertification.
Rainforest Action Network, founded in 1985, works to protect the Earth's rain forests and support the rights of their inhabitants through education, grassroots organizing, and non
violent direct action. Includes world rain forest movement contacts by region, selected book reviews and information about campaigns such as Amazon protection and wood reduction.
A not
for-profit consortium of universities and research institutions in the United States and Latin America dedicated to providing leadership in education, research, and the wise use of natural resources in the tropics.
Bioinformatics databases and links to information on biodiversity, biotechnology and public health available in Portuguese and English. Information concentrates on issues pertaining to Brazil.
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