Max-Planck-Institut für Biogeochemie
Climbing & Climate Research in the Amazon
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.