Brazil builds giant tower in the forests of the Amazon to monitor climate

As was recently revealed by the Brazilian media, in the country, and the forests of the Amazon, will be built observation tower, which will be used to monitor climate change and its impact on the sensitive ecosystems of the region.

Tower Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) is a project of the Brazilian National research Institute of Amazonia and the German Institute. Max Planck. This building will have a height of 325 meters and is equipped with high-tech instruments and an Observatory to observation of the interactions between the ecosystem of the jungle and the atmosphere. Scientists will collect information about the temperature changes and water resources, emission and absorption of carbon dioxide, the formation of clouds, direction of winds and other environmental parameters.

According to project coordinator Antonio Manzi, ATTO has been seven years in development, and only recently was chosen as the final location of the observation tower is about 170 km from Manaus, capital of Amazonas state. Steel construction in disassembled was transported to the construction site on trucks and rafts from southern Brazil.

It is worth noting that the Amazon jungle is one of the most sensitive ecosystems in the world, but nevertheless exerting a powerful influence on the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. This observation tower, according to the researchers, will help to answer innumerable questions related to global climate change.



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