Remote Sensing of Wetland Types: Semiarid Wetlands of Southern Hemisphere

Richard Lucas, Tony Milne

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Expansive semiarid wetlands include those within the Okavango Delta in southern Africa, the Nile Basin of northern Africa, and those within Murray Darling Basin in Australia, although smaller wetlands are commonplace. Many of the wetlands in these regions tend to be periodic rather than seasonal and may depend on rainfall or inflow from catchments that extend into other climatic zones. Water flows are generally slow moving and many are described as endorheic (i.e., they do not flow out to external water bodies (rivers or oceans) and evaporate or internally drain into lakes or swamps).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Wetland Book
EditorsC. Max Finlayson, Mark Everard, Kenneth Irvine, Robert J. McInnes, Beth A. Middleton, Anne A. van Dam, Nick C. Davidson
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9789400761728
Publication statusPublished - 09 Sept 2016


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