Research report 2009 - Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

The air above the green lung rainforest

Andreae, Meinrat O.; Trebs, Ivonne; Meixner, Franz X.; Kesselmeier, Jürgen; Pöschl, Ulrich

Biogeochemie (Prof. Dr. Meinrat Andreae)
MPI für Chemie, Mainz

The exchange of reactive trace gases and aerosol particles between biosphere and atmosphere contributes substantially to chemical and physical processes in the atmosphere. Recent investigations provide insight into the interplay of reactive nitrogen compounds, volatile organics and aerosol formation. The results underline the major importance of the Amazonian rainforest for the global climate and the Earth system.

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