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  The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO): overview of first results from ecosystem ecology, meteorology, trace gas, and aerosol measurements

Andreae, M. O., Acevedo, O. C., Araùjo, A., Artaxo, P., Barbosa, C. G. G., Barbosa, H. M. J., et al. (2015). The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO): overview of first results from ecosystem ecology, meteorology, trace gas, and aerosol measurements. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 15, 11559-11726. doi:10.5194/acpd-15-11599-2015.

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Andreae, M. O.1, Author              
Acevedo, O. C.2, Author
Araùjo, A.2, Author
Artaxo, P.2, Author
Barbosa, C. G. G.2, Author
Barbosa, H. M. J.2, Author
Brito, J.2, Author
Carbone, S.2, Author
Chi, X.1, Author              
Cintra, B. B. L.2, Author
da Silva, N. F.2, Author
Dias, N. L.2, Author
Dias-Júnior, C. Q.2, Author
Ditas, F.1, Author              
Ditz, R.1, Author              
Godoi, A. F. L.2, Author
Godoi, R. H. M.2, Author
Heimann, M.2, Author
Hoffmann, T.2, Author
Kesselmeier, J.1, Author              
Könemann, T.2, AuthorKrüger, M. L.3, Author              Lavric, J. V.2, AuthorManzi, A. O.2, AuthorLopes, A. P.2, AuthorMartins, D. L.2, AuthorMikhailov , E. F.2, AuthorMoran-Zuloaga, D.2, AuthorNelson, B. W.2, AuthorNölscher, A. C.4, Author              Santos Nogueira, D.2, AuthorPiedade, M. T. F.2, AuthorPöhlker, C.1, Author              Pöschl, U.3, Author              Quesada, C. A.2, AuthorRizzo, L. V.2, AuthorRo, C. -U.2, AuthorRuckteschler, N.2, AuthorSá, L. D. A.2, Authorde Oliveira Sá, M. 2, AuthorSales, C. B.2, Authordos Santos, R. M. N.2, AuthorSaturno, J.1, Author              Schöngart, J.1, Author              Sörgel, M.1, Author              de Souza, C. M.2, Authorde Souza, R. A. F.2, AuthorSu, H.1, Author              Targhetta, N.2, AuthorTóta, J.2, AuthorTrebs, I.1, Author              Trumbore, S.2, Authorvan Eijck, A.2, AuthorWalter, D.4, Author              Wang, Z.3, Author              Weber, B.3, Author              Williams, J.4, Author              Winderlich, J.1, Author              Wittmann, F.1, Author              Wolff, S.1, Author              Yáñez-Serrano, A. M.1, Author               more..
1Biogeochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Max Planck Society, ou_1826286              
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3Multiphase Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Max Planck Society, ou_1826290              
4Atmospheric Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Max Planck Society, ou_1826285              


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 Abstract: The Amazon Basin plays key roles in the carbon and water cycles, climate change, atmospheric chemistry, and biodiversity. It has already been changed significantly by human activities, and more pervasive change is expected to occur in the coming decades. It is therefore essential to establish long-term measurement sites that provide a baseline record of present-day climatic, biogeochemical, and atmospheric conditions and that will be operated over coming decades to monitor change in the Amazon region, as human perturbations increase in the future. The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) has been set up in a pristine rain forest region in the central Amazon Basin, about 150 km northeast of the city of Manaus. Two 80 m towers have been operated at the site since 2012, and a 325 m tower is nearing completion in mid-2015. An ecological survey including a biodiversity assessment has been conducted in the forest region surrounding the site. Measurements of micrometeorological and atmospheric chemical variables were initiated in 2012, and their range has continued to broaden over the last few years. The meteorological and micrometeorological measurements include temperature and wind profiles, precipitation, water and energy fluxes, turbulence components, soil temperature profiles and soil heat fluxes, radiation fluxes, and visibility. A tree has been instrumented to measure stem profiles of temperature, light intensity, and water content in cryptogamic covers. The trace gas measurements comprise continuous monitoring of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, methane, and ozone at five to eight different heights, complemented by a variety of additional species measured during intensive campaigns (e.g., VOC, NO, NO2, and OH reactivity). Aerosol optical, microphysical, and chemical measurements are being made above the canopy as well as in the canopy space. They include aerosol light scattering and absorption, fluorescence, number and volume size distributions, chemical composition, cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) concentrations, and hygroscopicity. In this paper, we discuss the scientific context of the ATTO observatory and present an overview of results from ecological, meteorological, and chemical pilot studies at the ATTO site.


Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2015-04-212015
 Publication Status: Published in print
 Pages: 167
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 Identifiers: DOI: 10.5194/acpd-15-11599-2015
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Title: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions
  Abbreviation : Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss.
Source Genre: Journal
Publ. Info: Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany : European Geophysical Society
Pages: - Volume / Issue: 15 Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: 11559 - 11726 Identifier: ISSN: 1680-7367
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/111076360006006