Deforestations effect on Climate

This topic submitted by John-Thomas Crockett, Sarah Hewitt, Joe Johnson, Christian Ratterman ( at 12:31 am on 9/28/00. Additions were last made on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Section: Cummins

Research Question

Research Question


What are the effects of
Deforestation on Local Climate with Global Implications?


Specific Predictions


We predict that deforestation does
cause the climate to change. More specifically we believe that the average
rainfall will decrease and the temperature will rise in the test area.


Preliminary Research Design


We plan to place equal amount of
water in different spots around Miami campus. There will be a few pans in the
woods, a few in the direct sun and a control pan by the weather station so that
we can tell how much water is evaporated in a spot where we can measure
temperature and intensity of sunlight. We also plan to place thermometers up
next to each of the water pans.




the Heat of the Night”, Tim Beardsley, in Washington, D.C. Scientific America.


You Can't Stand the Heat ...”, John Rennie, Editor In Chief, Scientific
America. 2000


“Deserting the Sahara”, Sarah Simpson, Scientific America


“Precipitation Trends”, Laurie Grace, Scientific America 1997


style='mso-bidi-font-size:13.5pt'>What is El Niño? Why does it affect the
weather all over the world?”, Michael Bartels, October 20, 1997

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