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Terrestrial Ecosystem Science

Green Ocean Amazon (GOAmazon)

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Tropical deep convection in its natural state and the underlying processes that drive it are poorly understood and modeled, with insufficient observational data sets for model constraint. Given the current state of the science, the Office of Biological and Environmental Research's Climate and Environmental Sciences Division, in collaboration with Brazilian and German organizations, will conduct an integrated experiment to look at the coupled atmosphere-cloud-terrestrial tropical systems.

This experiment, Green Ocean Amazon, GOAmazon, will extend through the wet and dry seasons from January 2014 through December 2015.

The experiment is designed to enable the study of how aerosols and surface fluxes influence cloud cycles under clean conditions, as well as how aerosol and cloud life cycles, including cloud-aerosol-precipitation interactions, are influenced by pollutant outflow from a tropical megacity. These observations will provide a data set vital to constrain tropical rain forest model parameterizations for organic aerosols, cloud and convection schemes, and terrestrial vegetation components and how these are perturbed by pollution.

Workshop Reports

  • GOAmazon2014 Workshop Report PDF (2011)

Associated Research Projects

Funding Announcement: DE-FOA-0002043 – Terrestrial Ecosystem Science

  • Pre-Applications due (required): Jan 24, 2019; 5 pm Eastern
  • Proposals due: Mar 29, 2019; 11:59 pm Eastern

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Funding Announcement: DE-FOA-0002035 - Subsurface Biogeochemical Research

  • Pre-Application due 02/14/2019
  • Submission Deadline: 04/11/2019

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Early Career Research Program DE-FOA-0002019

  • Pre-Application due 02/06/2019
  • Submission Deadline: 04/29/2019
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Early Career Research Program for DOE National Laboratories DE-FOA-0002019

  • Pre-Application due 02/06/2019
  • Submission Deadline: 04/29/2019
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DOE EPSCoR Opportunity
DE-FOA-0002023

  • Pre-Application due 12/20/2018
  • Submission Deadline: 3/27/2019
  • Announcement
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