March 17, 2016
For two University of Washington researchers, the real test came as they walked across a barren-looking field. They were on the Columbia Plateau with two state wetland ecologists, searching for a 1-acre body of water identified and mapped for the first time using a new method they developed. But when the group arrived at the
February 2, 2016
Wetlands are land areas that are permanently or seasonally saturated with water. They play an important role in the local environment and associated plant and animal life. On 2 February 1971, the ‘Ramsar Convention on Wetlands’ was adopted in the Iranian city of Ramsar to provide the framework for national action and international cooperation for
June 23, 2015
NASA regularly captures data about Gulf Coast fluctuations, measuring change as well as ongoing loss of land. These measurements are particularly helpful after storms and hurricanes to understand wetland change and obtain a complete picture of coastal zone change.