How Can Landscape Modify Climate?

Answer:

"The dominating effect is cutting off evapotranspiration. Forest (landscapes) can cool themselves off by releasing water (to the atmosphere)." Moreover, Foley noted that wholesale changes to the landscape can affect climate by altering the ability of the biosphere to store carbon dioxide.

Answer:

Forest (landscapes) can cool themselves off by releasing water (to the atmosphere)." Moreover, Foley noted that wholesale changes to the landscape can affect climate by altering the ability of the biosphere to store carbon dioxide. Forests and prairies, for example, have a far greater ability to store carbon dioxide than cornfields or pasture.


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