Modeling of Wetland Systems

Authored by: Jennifer M. Olszewski , Richard H. McCuen

Handbook of Engineering Hydrology

Print publication date:  March  2014
Online publication date:  March  2014

Print ISBN: 9781466552494
eBook ISBN: 9781466552500
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b16766-12

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Abstract

Accurate wetland models are crucial to better understand and to better design and restore wetlands. In order to develop such models, an in-depth understanding of wetland hydrology, chemistry, and biology is required. This chapter aims to provide a general overview of the most important wetland characteristics such as evapotranspiration (ET), nutrient transformations, and biological degradation processes as well as the current methods used to model these complex processes and their advantages and disadvantages.

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