MANAUS (BDCi) – A giant observation tower will be built in the heart of the Amazon to help monitor climate change and its impact on the sensitive rainforest and its unique inhabitants.
The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory will stand 325 meters high and will be equipped with the latest technology to monitor relationships between the atmosphere and the jungle.
Instruments will gather data on water, heat, winds, carbon gas, cloud formation and weather patterns.
The site of the project is roughly 100 miles from Manaus, the capital of Amazonas, far from any human presence.
Seven years in the making, the tower project is the collaborative effort between Brazil’s National Institute of Amazonian Research and Germany’s Max Planck Institute.