Admin l Monday, November 08, 2021
LONDON, England – Met Office is working in association with Brazil’s National Institute for Amazon Research(INPA) to evolve AmazonFACE, Free-Air Caron Dioxide Enrichment(FACE) a climate experiment to determine how the Amazon Forest will respond to environmental change.
According to Amazon, data collected from the experiment will help to improve carbon budgets and advance climate projection models.
“Scientists will be able to understand how tropical forests should respond in different future scenerios of carbon emissions, addressing a critical gap in international climate science research”, Amazon said, stressing that with this improved understanding, more detailed solutions for various emissions scenerios can be developed.
Speaking on the project, AmazonFACE Executive Manager, Professor Beto Quesada said AmazonFACe will inform us about how the Amazon will respond to climate change, how resilient it can be and if future generations will still see the rainforests.
Also speaking, Research Scientist at the University of Campinas(UNICAMP) and AmazonFACE Scientific Coordinator, David Lapola describe the experiment as a long awaited one experiment “ that will be a game changer on our understanding of the extent to which tropical forests can help humanity abate greenhouse- gas emissions and how vulnerable they are to global climate change.
In his reaction, Professor Richard Betts MBE, Met Office Fellow and Head of Climate Impacts Research and Chair in Climate Impacts at the University of Exeter said “AmazonFACE will help us meet the COP26 goals by giving scientists crucial information on how fast carbon dioxide would be removed from the air by the Amazon forest in future.
“This is critical for calculating the carbon budget for limiting global warming to 1.5°C. We urgently need accurate information on this so we can set emissions reduction targets with confidence,” he said