Daily Archives: 15 September 2014

Anadolu Agency

SÃO PAULO — Work has begun on a giant observation tower in the middle of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest in a bid to boost understanding of atmospheric interactions, including global climate change, one of the project’s coordinators confirmed to the Anadolu Agency (AA) on Monday.

Once complete, the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) is expected to rise some 330 metres from the forest floor, in an area around 160km northeast of the Amazonian city of Manaus, capital of Brazil’s Amazonas state.

The tower, a joint project between the Brazilian National Institute for Amazon Research (INPA) and Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, is set to gather data on the atmosphere, including greenhouse gases, aerosol particles and the weather.

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