Title

Space-Based Measurements of Sheet Flow Characteristics in the Everglades, Wetland, Florida

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-2004

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2004GL020383

Abstract

New space-based observations of South Florida with interferometric SAR (InSAR) reveal spatially detailed, quantitative images of water levels in the Everglades. The new data capture dynamic water level topography, providing the first detailed picture of wetland sheet flow. We observe localized radial sheet flow in addition to well-known southward unidirectional sheet flow, modelled as a linear diffusive flow. We obtain quantitative estimates of flow diffusivity (23–91 m2/s), the first space-based estimates of such hydrologic parameter for the Everglades. Space-based hydrologic observations can provide critical information for monitoring, understanding and managing wetland sheet flow, and contribute to wetland restoration.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Geophysical Research Letters, v. 31, issue 15, art. L15503

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