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Subsurface flow in salt marsh peat

Harold F. Hemond, Jayne L. Fifield
1982
11 pp.
MITSG 82-6J

Subsurface flow within peat in Great Sippewissett Marsh was measured by field tests and mathematical modeling. Tidal influence was found to be slight; the subsurface flow was dominated by an upward flow of groundwater to replace loss from evapotranspiration. This subsurface flow may be typical of much of the marsh, but does not describe conditions near the creekbanks. Sensitivity analyses show that permeability is the most important property of peat influencing subsurface flow in the interior marsh. Reprinted from Limnology and Oceanography, v.27, no.1, 1982, pp. 126-136.

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