Official ground breaking ceremony for the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO)Our colleagues from the MPI for Chemistry in Mainz are celebrating the official start of the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) located in the Amazon rainforest. The 325 m tall tower will be the counterpart of our 304 m ZOTTO tower located in central Siberia which we built in 2006.
Within the Earth System Research Partnership (ESRP) the MPI's from Mainz, Hamburg and Jena closely cooperate in studying Earth system processes. Scientists of our institute are part of the ATTO consortium and contributed to the tower equipment by planning and constructing the measurement system for carbon dioxide and methane.
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