Title

Carbon Sink to Carbon Pool; The Brazilian Amazon

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Basil El-Masri

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

The Amazon region is one of the largest carbon sinks in the world covering 5.5 million kilometers but the change of landscape from jungle or rain forest to savanna or farm land causes a carbon pool due to slash and burn farming techniques, biomass buildup of dead vegetation, and the release methane, a more dangerous element to the ozone. Using MODIS and Landsat data I studied areas in Brazil most effected by deforestation and land use change (LUC) in the Brazilian Amazon and the effect it has on the Global Primary Production and CO2 uptake.

Location

Large Ballroom, Curris Center

Start Date

April 2016

End Date

April 2016

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Carbon Sink to Carbon Pool; The Brazilian Amazon

Large Ballroom, Curris Center

The Amazon region is one of the largest carbon sinks in the world covering 5.5 million kilometers but the change of landscape from jungle or rain forest to savanna or farm land causes a carbon pool due to slash and burn farming techniques, biomass buildup of dead vegetation, and the release methane, a more dangerous element to the ozone. Using MODIS and Landsat data I studied areas in Brazil most effected by deforestation and land use change (LUC) in the Brazilian Amazon and the effect it has on the Global Primary Production and CO2 uptake.