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Volume 46 | Issue 6 | July 2004



Global Impact of Rainforests is LBA Focus

Researchers from around the globe participating in the world's largest environmental science experiment, the Large-Scale Biosphere Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia, met in Brazil in July.

From July 27-29, some 800 researchers attended the Third International Scientific Conference of the LBA in Brasilia, Brazil, to discuss key findings on how the world's largest rainforest impacts the ecological health of Amazonia and the world. Never before has so much information about the Amazon been assembled for presentation at one gathering.

LBA is partly funded by NASA. Also, scores of projects that feed the Amazon experiment depend heavily on NASA's expertise with satellite information, computer modeling and providing infrastructure for large-scale field campaigns.