This research was supported by the Departmental Pilot Program of Adaptation to Climate Change (PDACC) as well as the project Raising the Alert about Critical Feedbacks between Climate and Land Use Change in Amazonia (AMAZALERT). PDACC is carried out by the Fundación Amigos de la Naturaleza (FAN) as well as the departmental government of Santa Cruz and funded by the embassy of the Netherlands. AMAZALERT is jointly funded by the European 7th Framework Programme and national organizations. We thank the Bolivian National Service of Meteorology and Hydrology (SENAMHI) for the provision of the meteorological data. We are thankful for the remarks from Prof. Dr. Wilco Hazeleger and Dr. Sarah Kew. We are grateful for the constructive comments from three anonymous reviewers who have helped to improve the quality of this paper.
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