Ranga Myneni coauthors an article in the journal “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA”

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February 14th, 2014

Department of Earth and Environment Professor Ranga Myneni coauthored a paper in the journal PNAS.

The paper “Afforestation in China cools local land surface temperature” was published on February 10th, 2014 and is a collaborative activity between researchers in China, France, and the USA. The paper reports the finding that afforestation decreases daytime land surface temperature (LST), because of enhanced evapotranspiration, and increases nighttime LST. This nighttime warming tends to offset daytime cooling in dry regions. These results suggest that it is necessary to carefully consider where to plant trees to achieve potential climatic benefits in future afforestation projects.

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