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Jan 15, 2015

The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory

The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory

The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory is a project of Brazil's National Institute of Amazonian Research and Germany's Max Planck Institute and will be equipped with high-tech instruments and an observatory to monitor relationships between the jungle and the atmosphere from next July. According to the institutes, ATTO will gather data on heat, water, carbon gas, winds, cloud formation and weather patterns. The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory is higher than the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

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The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) is pictured during a sunset in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma STRINGER/BRAZIL/REUTERS

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The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) is pictured during a sunset in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma STRINGER/BRAZIL/REUTERS

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The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) is pictured in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma STRINGER/BRAZIL/REUTERS

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A worker paints the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma STRINGER/BRAZIL/REUTERS

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A worker paints the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma STRINGER/BRAZIL/REUTERS

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The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) is pictured in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma STRINGER/BRAZIL/REUTERS

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The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) is pictured in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma STRINGER/BRAZIL/REUTERS

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A worker monitors the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma STRINGER/BRAZIL/REUTERS

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Researchers go up the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma STRINGER/BRAZIL/REUTERS

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The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) is pictured in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma STRINGER/BRAZIL/REUTERS

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A view is seen from the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma STRINGER/BRAZIL/REUTERS

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A rainbow is seen from the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma STRINGER/BRAZIL/REUTERS

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A worker paints the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma STRINGER/BRAZIL/REUTERS

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Researchers talk next to the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma STRINGER/BRAZIL/REUTERS

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A view is seen from the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma STRINGER/BRAZIL/REUTERS

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