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Wetland hydrology is the second wetland parameter. The term wetland hydrology encompasses all hydrological characteristics of areas that are periodically inundated or have soils saturated to the surface at some time during the growing season.The formation, persistence, size, and function of wetlands are controlled by hydrologic processes. Distribution and differences in wetland type, vegetative composition, and soil type are caused primarily by geology, topography, and climate.
Differences also are the product of the movement of water through or within the wetland, water quality, and the degree of natural or human-induced disturbance. In turn, the wetland soils and vegetation alter water velocities, flow paths, and chemistry. The hydrologic and water-quality functions of wetlands, that is, the roles wetlands play in changing the quantity or quality of water moving through them, are related to the wetland's physical setting.
Related Journals of Wetland Hydrology
Journal of Biodiversity & Endangered Species, Journal of Coastal Zone Management, Journal of Biodiversity, Bioprospecting and Development, Wetlands Ecology and Management, Wetland Science, Wetlands, Journal of the American Planning Association, Chemical Engineering Communications, Journal of Coastal Zone Management.