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wetland  

Definition

  • [Henderson's] n. area habitually saturated with water. It may be partly or wholly covered permanently, occasionally or periodically, by fresh or salt water up to a depth of 6 metres. Wetlands include bogs, fens, flood meadows, marshland and salt marshes, shallow ponds, river estuaries, and inter­tidal mud flats, but exclude rivers, streams, lakes and oceans.

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Entry terms

  • wetlands

Scope note

  • US LTER controlled vocabularybr /MAES Working Group

Contributor

  • 0000-0003-0631-8231

Creator

  • herbert.schentz@umweltbundesamt.at

URI

http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/21797

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