Assessment of Technological Approaches for Measuring Wetlands Changes

by S. V. Cofer-Shabica, National Park Service Cumberland, Island National Seashore, St. Marys, United States,
L. D. Nakashima, National Park Service Cumberland, Island National Seashore, St. Marys, United States,
J. W. Day, Jr., National Park Service Cumberland, Island National Seashore, St. Marys, United States,
D. Childers, National Park Service Cumberland, Island National Seashore, St. Marys, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '93

Abstract: Efforts to establish causal relationships have led a number of researchers to develop techniques for assessing changes in marsh environments. Until recently these techniques for assessing changes in marsh environments. Until recently these techniques have been limited to measurements of planimetric change or land loss. However, The major difficulty with these techniques is their use in different marsh-estuarine environments without knowledge of their advantages, limitations, and levels of accuracy. This paper addresses this problem by evaluating a set of field techniques used for direct measurement of wetland sedimentation rates.

Subject Headings: Wetlands (fresh water) | Land reclamation | Sediment | Land use | Field tests | Forecasting

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