Assessing and measuring wetland hydrology

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Edited by: James T. Anderson and Craig A. Davis



Virtually all ecological processes that occur in wetlands are influenced by the water that flows to, from, and within these wetlands. This chapter provides the “how-to” information for quantifying the various source and loss terms associated with wetland hydrology. The chapter is organized from a water-budget perspective, with sections associated with each of the water-budget components that are common in most wetland settings. Methods for quantifying the water contained within the wetland are presented first, followed by discussion of each separate component. Measurement accuracy and sources of error are discussed for each of the methods presented, and a separate section discusses the cumulative error associated with determining a water budget for a wetland. Exercises and field activities will provide hands-on experience that will facilitate greater understanding of these processes.

Additional publication details

Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Assessing and measuring wetland hydrology
DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-6860-4_3
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher Springer
Contributing office(s) National Research Program - Central Branch
Description 138 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Wetland techniques, Volume 1 Foundations
First page 87
Last page 225