Amazon rainforest

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  • Created on: 15-05-18 15:07
Average rainfall
More than 2000 mm (high)
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Interception rate
10% (accounts for 25% of evaporation)
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Amount of precipitation returned to the atmosphere by evapotranspiration
50%
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How much carbon absorbed a year
2.4 billion tonnes
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NPP
2500g/m2/year
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Percentage of Carbon stored in trees
60%
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Deforestation amount
20% since 1970
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Run off increase from rainforest to grasslands
increase by factor 27
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Future deforestation predictions
20% more
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Porto Velho
20m above flow
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Death- porto velho river
60 ppl/ 68,000 evacuated
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Amount of carbon stored in trees- above ground
180 tonnes /ha
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Amount of carbon stored in trees- below ground
90-200 tonnes/ ha
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River flow
5.5 gigatonnes
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Carbon rick soil
Top 10cm
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Estimate for decline in regional rain fall
20%
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10% (accounts for 25% of evaporation)

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Interception rate

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50%

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2.4 billion tonnes

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2500g/m2/year

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