A Proposal to Measure Diurnal and Seasonal Energetics Above and Within a Lowland Tropical Rain Forest Canopy in Northeastern Australia


tropical rain forest

How to Cite

Turton, S. M., Tapper, N. J., & Soddell, J. (1999). A Proposal to Measure Diurnal and Seasonal Energetics Above and Within a Lowland Tropical Rain Forest Canopy in Northeastern Australia. Selbyana, 20(2), 345–349. Retrieved from https://ojs.test.flvc.org/selbyana/article/view/120372


Over the past two decades there has been considerable interest in the role of tropical rainforest in local, regional and global atmospheric processes and climate change. Research has tended to focus on forest-atmosphere interactions within the equatorial tropics in regions, such as Amazonia, where seasonal variations in rainfall and temperature are generally small. The main aim of our research project is to quantify diurnal and seasonal energetics (energy balances) for a lowland rainforest canopy located in the seasonallywet tropics of northeastern Australia (ca. 16°S). A research tower, serviced by a canopy crane, will allow for analysis of diurnal and seasonal variations in canopy energy balances above the forest and microclimate at six heights within the forest.


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