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Assessing and measuring wetland hydrology

January 1, 2013

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.

Publication Year 2013
Title Assessing and measuring wetland hydrology
DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-6860-4_3
Authors Donald O. Rosenberry, Masaki Hayashi
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Index ID 70178333
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Research Program - Central Branch