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Here's a candidate for that prize, on the subject of climate change:

Effects of land‐cover changes on the partitioning of surface energy and water fluxes in Amazonia using high‐resolution satellite imagery
First published: 19 June 2019 https://doi.org/10.1002/eco.2126

Abstract
Spatial variability of surface energy and water fluxes at local scales is strongly controlled by soil and micrometeorological conditions. Thus, the accurate estimation of these fluxes from space at high spatial resolution has the potential to improve prediction of the impact of land‐use changes on the local environment.
In this study, Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) and Large‐Scale Biosphere‐Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA) data were used to examine the partitioning of surface energy and water fluxes over different land‐cover types in one wet year (2004) and one drought year (2005) in eastern Rondonia state, Brazil.
The spatial variation of albedo, net radiation, soil and sensible heat fluxes, evapotranspiration, and evaporative fraction were primarily related to the lower presence of forest (primary or secondary) in the western side of the Ji‐Parana River in comparison with the eastern side, located within the Jaru Biological Reserve protected area. Water limitation in this part of Amazonia tends to affect anthropic (pasture and agriculture) ecosystems more than the natural land covers (primary and secondary forest).
We found statistically significant differences on the surface fluxes prior to and ~1 year after the deforestation. net radiation over forested areas is ~10% greater in comparison with pasture and agriculture. Deforestation and consequent transition to pasture or agriculture increased the total energy (~200–400%) used to heat the soil subsurface and raise air temperatures. These differences in energy partitioning contributed to approximately three times higher evaporation over forested areas in comparison with nonforested areas. The conversion of primary forest to agriculture is likely to have a higher impact in the local climate in this part of Amazonia when compared with the change to pasture and secondary forest, respectively. These results illustrate the importance of conserving secondary forest areas in Amazonia.

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