SIPAM

Protection System of the Amazon (Sistema de Proteção da Amazônia, SIPAM. Former Sistema de Vigilância da Amazônia – Sivan, Amazon Surveillance System). It is an Amazon surveillance system of the federal government.

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Diffusion in the oceans

Diffusion in the oceans

The process through which the atmosphere and water continuously exchange molecules of carbon dioxide. The diffusion of carbon dioxide into the oceans accounts for almost half of the carbon extracted from the atmosphere. The colder oceans absorb more CO2 than warmer...

CO2 equivalent (CO2e)

CO2 equivalent (CO2e)

It is a metric measure used to compare emissions of various greenhouse gases based on the global warming potential of each one of them, defined in decision 2/COP 3 or as subsequently revised in accordance with Article 5. Carbon dioxide equivalent is the result of...

ARPA

ARPA

Brazilian Portuguese acronym for Programa Áreas Protegidas da Amazônia (ARPA), which means Amazon Region Protected Areas Program. The program was launched in 2002 by Federal Decree #4,326 and went into operation in 2003. The ARPA program aims to protect significant...