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Study reinforces the Amazon forest's importance in regulating atmospheric chemistry

20:00 EDT 30 Jul 2017 | AAAS

(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) Airborne measurements show that the Amazon rainforest emits three times more isoprene than was previously estimated. Isoprene is one of the main precursors of ozone and indirectly influences the balance of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

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