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HESS | Articles | Volume 22, issue 3
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 1851–1873, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-1851-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 1851–1873, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-1851-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 15 Mar 2018

Research article | 15 Mar 2018

Wetlands inform how climate extremes influence surface water expansion and contraction

Melanie K. Vanderhoof et al.
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Effective monitoring and prediction of flood and drought events requires an improved understanding of surface water dynamics. We examined how the relationship between surface water extent, as mapped using Landsat imagery, and climate, is a function of landscape characteristics, using the Prairie Pothole Region and adjacent Northern Prairie in the United States as our study area. We found that at a landscape scale wetlands play a key role in informing how climate extremes influence surface water.
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