The micro‐topography of the wetlands of the Okavango Delta, Botswana

@inproceedings{Gumbricht2005TheMO,
  title={The micro‐topography of the wetlands of the Okavango Delta, Botswana},
  author={Thomas Gumbricht and T. S. Mccarthy and P. Bauer},
  year={2005}
}
The surface of the 40 000 km2 Okavango alluvial fan is remarkably smooth, and almost everywhere lies within two to three metres of a perfectly smooth theoretical surface. Deviations from this perfect surface give rise to islands in the Okavango wetlands. This micro-topography was mapped by assigning empirical elevations to remotely sensed vegetation community classes, based on the observation that vegetation is very sensitive to small, local differences in elevation. Even though empirical, the… CONTINUE READING

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