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  author = {{Polcher}, J. and {Laval}, K.},
  title = {{A statistical study of the regional impact of deforestation on climate in the LMD GCM}},
  journal = {Climate Dynamics},
  year = 1994,
  month = sep,
  volume = 10,
  pages = {205-219},
  abstract = {{The present study uses the general circulation model of the Laboratoire
de Météorologie Dynamique (LMD-GCM) coupled to the
land-surface, vegetation model SECHIBA. The impact of deforestation on
climate is discussed. Replacing tropical forests by degraded pastures
changes albedo, the roughness length and the hydrological properties of
the surface. The experiment was carried out over eleven years using the
observed sea surface temperature from 1978 to 1988, which includes two
major El Ni{\~n}o events. The discussion of the results in this study
is limited to the regional impact of deforestation. The changes found
for the surface fluxes in Amazonia, Africa and Indonesia are examined in
detail and compared in order to understand the impact on temperature.
Special attention is paid to feedback mechanisms which compensate for
the surface changes and to the statistical significance of these results
within the tropical variability of climate. It is shown that the
relatively small regional impact of deforestation in this study is
statistically significant and largely independent of the El
Ni{\~n}o-Southern Oscillation phenomenon.
  doi = {10.1007/BF00208988},
  adsurl = {},
  adsnote = {Provided by the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System}
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