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Max-Planck-Institut für Biogeochemie

Hans-Knöll-Str. 10

Climbing & Climate Research in the Amazon

Deep in the Amazon rainforest stands a measuring tower as tall as the Eiffel Tower. In our foyer you can climb a model of the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory and learn more about the research project in an exhibition by scientists.

The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory is a German-Brazilian research project. Scientists are investigating the connections between rainforest, climate and atmosphere, e.g. how the forest promotes cloud formation and how extreme weather affects vegetation. The centrepiece of the project is a 325-metre-high tower that stretches far above the forest canopy. In our foyer, you can climb a model of the tower and enjoy a virtual view over the green ocean of the Amazon. In an adjoining exhibition with a jungle atmosphere, films and photos provide an insight into the research. Throughout the evening, project members will be available to answer questions about their research as well as about the daily work at the remote station in the rainforest.

The 325-metre-high tower of the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory stretches far above the canopy of the Amazon rainforest. It allows scientists to study how the forest, atmosphere and climate influence each other.
The 325-metre-high tower of the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory in the brazilian Amazon rainforest.
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