Title: Large-Scale Deforestation in the Southeastern Basin of Brazil
Authors: MALINGREAU Jean-paulTUCKER COMPTON J.
Citation: Ambio vol. 17 p. 49-55
Publication Year: 1988
JRC N°: JRC5498
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC5498
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE DATA WERE ACQUIRED FOR THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE AMAZON BASIN OF BRAZIL IN 1984-85. ANALYSIS OF THE DATA FOR THE STATES AND/OR TERRITORIES OF MATTRO GROSSO, RONDONIA AND ACRE HAS DOCUMENTED A SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE IN THE RATE OF FOREST CONVERSION OR DEFORESTATION FROM 84-85. THE 1985 DATA INDICATED THE DEFORESTED AREA WITHIN THE STATES OR TERRITORIES STUDIES TOTALLED 89,000 KM2 WHILE THE AREA OF FOREST DISTURBANCE TOTALLED APPROX. 265,000 KM2. THE FOREST DISTURBANCE AREA IS THE BOUNDED AREA WITHIN WHICH DEFORESTATION IS ACTIVELY TAKING PLACE. DATA FROM 1986, WHILE NOT AS COMPREHENSIVE AS THE 1984-85 DATA, INDICATE CONTINUED EXPANSION OF LARGE-SCALE DEFORESTATION IN MANY AREAS OF THE AMAZON BASIN SOUTH OF THE AMAZON RIVER. MULTIPLICATIVE INCREASES IN LARGE-SCALE TROPICAL DEFORESTATION WERE ASSOCIATED WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF ALL-WEATHER RODS.
JRC Directorate:Joint Research Centre Historical Collection

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