Science above the Amazon rainforest
The color and symmetry of the Amazon Tall Tower observatory (ATTO) sticks out against the endless green of the rainforest. Built in a remote and pristine location, the ATTO tower is the tallest construction in South America. In a joint Brazilian-German project, atmospheric scientists aim to unravel the interaction of pristine rainforest with the atmosphere. With its height of 325 meters, the ATTO tower allows for studying atmospheric processes at different spatial scales.
Achim Edtbauer (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)