Wetland Evapotranspiration in Temperate and Arid Climates

  • R. H. Kadlec
  • R. B. Williams
  • R. D. Scheffe


Water losses to the atmosphere from wetlands are a combination of evaporation and transpiration by emergent macrophytes. Wetland surfaces may be permanently or periodically saturated, with periods of shallow standing water. A variable fraction of the surface area may be occupied by open water. The soil surface may be bare or covered by a litter layer that forms an effective mulch.


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© Donal D. Hook 1988

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  • R. H. Kadlec
  • R. B. Williams
  • R. D. Scheffe

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