Journal News: Osmar Pinto Jr. <i>et al</i>.’s Research Work, Published in American Journal of Climate Change, Has Been Reported by BBC News
American Journal of Climate Change, 2014, 3, 129-129
Published Online June 2014 in SciRes. http://www.scirp.org/journal/ajcc
http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ajcc.2014.32011
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Journal of Climate Change, Has Been
Reported by BBC News
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The city of Manaus (Brazil) is located in the central part of the largest tropical forest in the world, the Amazon
rainforest, and ha s a population of app roximately 2 million inhabita nts. Osmar Pinto Jr., Iara Regina Cardoso de
Almeida Pinto, a nd Osmar P. Neto s ho wed t ha t t he li gh tnin g ac ti vi t y i n Ma na u s i s la r ge r tha n tha t in the regio n s
around the city and it has been increasing in the last four decades with the increasing of the urban area of the
city. These results suggest that these spatial and time variations are related to the Urban Heat Island effect, since
it is believed that the Urban Heat Island effect influences thunderstorm formation and evolution and, in conse-
quence, the lightning activity. Therefore, they suggest that the replacement of the forest b y urban areas tends to
increase t he lightning acti vity in the Amazon re gion. These results were published in American Journal of Cli-
mate Change in December 2013 [1].
In March 14, 2014, BBC News reported Osmar Pinto Jr. et al.’s results. The title of news report is “Enligh-
tened forest”, in detail, please find at http://www.bbc. com/news/science-environment-26554974.
References
[1] Pinto Jr., O., P into, I. and Neto, O. (2013) Lightning Enhancement in the Amazon Region Due to Urban Activity.
American Journal of Climate Change, 2, 270-274. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ajcc.2013.24026
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