This video shows when the Carnegie Airborne Observatory flow low over our plots in the Kosnipata Valley, on the eastern slopes of the Peruvian Andes. These are the same plots where our field team has been collecting canopy data since April, as part of a major field campaign funded by NERC and the European Research Council. Amazing flying in an amazing place. We aim to link our ground observations with the maps of chemistry and structure that the CAO is producing. Together we will ending up with amazing new insights into the ecology of the Amazon and Andes.
Yadvinder Malhi is an ecosytem ecologist and Professor of Ecosystem Science at Oxford University