AMAZALERT examined how global and regional climate and land-use changes will impact Amazonian forests, agriculture, waters, and people; and how these impacts feed back onto climate. 

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“The AMAZALERT project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 282664, and was co-funded by many national agencies an institutes.”

Delivery Reports

AMAZALERT Delivery Report on 4 focus areas of improvement in models (D2.3) Modelling Amazonian carbon budgets and vegetation dynamics. Delivery Report 2.3.
Bart Kruijt et al., Thursday 4 April 2013
AMAZALERT Delivery Report on the likely response of the Amazon (D2.4) This document consists of an overview of different research activities performed in AMAZALERT Work Package 2 related to analyses of possible impacts of climate change and land use / land cover change (LUCC) on components of the hydrologic cycle of Amazonia (evapotranspiration and river discharges) and possible implications on the provision of ecosystem services such as water yield for hydropower generation. Four different land surface models and a distributed hydrological model were run following a standard protocol, forced by scenarios of climate change and three different land use scenarios projected by a land use model: a sustainable, environmental development scenario and two levels of intensive deforestation scenarios, one with a mid-level land demand and one with a strong land demand that emulates strong biofuel targets. Results obtained in these analyses reflect the collaborative aspect of the project. Partner CNRS with collaborations from UGENT, PIK and INPE analysed the relationship between climate, land-use patterns and evapotranspiration patterns. Partner INPE focused on the smaller scale, using its distributed hydrological model MHD-INPE, and studied impacts on hydropower plants at three sub-basins (tributaries of the Amazon). Partners PIK and ALTERRA also collaborated on analyses of hydropower dams but at the Amazon basin scale. Additionally, Partner UNAL with collaborations from INPE, UGENT, CNRS and PIK analyse average and extreme flows, using basin-wide runoff–climate statistical relationships with outputs from the hydrological model outputs and observations. Delivery Report 2.4.
Celso von Randow (INPE) et al., Sunday 31 March 2013
AMAZALERT Delivery Report on impacts of climate change and IPCC RCP land use scenarios in Earth System Models (D3.1) This Delivery reports on the new simulations from the fifth phase of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5) projections of climate change in the Amazon basin. The centennial simulations have been carried out according to different scenarios of greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations, and include land use change consistent with development pathway and policy decisions. Thus, the implications of IPCC GHGs and land use according to the Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) on the changes in Amazonia can be explored in the CMIP5 multi-model ensemble. It presents an update to the last major phase (CMIP3) model projections of change that were reported in the IPCC AR4 (IPCC 2007). Delivery Report 3.1.
AMAZALERT Secretary, Monday 18 February 2013
AMAZALERT Delivery Report: New Collected Datasets (D2.2) This report serves as a detailed reference to all measurements made during that period. Separately there is a data base in which all data are brought together, quality checked and available for further analysis of parameters. Delivery Report 2.2.
Wilma Jans et al., Wednesday 13 February 2013
AMAZALERT Delivery Report: Dissemination and Communication Plan (D6.1) During the lifetime of AMAZALERT, with the objective of fostering awareness and promoting utilization of project results, activities are described in this report. Delivery Report 6.1.
Gudrun Lettmayer, Tuesday 28 August 2012
AMAZALERT Delivery Report: Project summary for Policy Makers (D6.6) First Published Version of the Project summary for Policy Makers. Delivery Report 6.6.
Bart Kruijt, Alterra Wageningen UR, Tuesday 28 February 2012
AMAZALERT Delivery Report: Public website established (D6.3) Establishment of the public website http://www.eu-amazalert.org. Delivery Report 6.3.
Gudrun Lettmayer et al, Tuesday 28 February 2012