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FORM = Flowing Marsh

Code: FM

Description: Slowly flowing waterbody <1m deep; wet all year, may be anthropogenic or natural.
Position: usually in floodplain, 0 to -1m below
Form: Channel
Soil: sedimentary
Sedimentary Process: Sink & Transporter: fluvial/suspended & erosive sediment input
L1 Minimum: >2 m linear/ >10 m polygo
L2 Minimum: >1m
Identification: water signature/ mapped water surface/ GIS buffer
Compatible Classes

Mine & Fill Disturbed Ornamental Aquaculture Paddy Variable Fallow Pristine
Water Annual Mixed Perennial
disturbed & debris aquaculture hydromorphic crops hydromorphic vegetation tall graminoids annual vegetation open woody mix open wooded brush open mixed trees closed woody mix closed woody evergreen closed woody deciduous mixed trees deciduous broadleaf trees deciduous needleleaf trees evergreen broadleaf trees evergreen needleleaf trees variable water
Mapped Ecotopes

FMDAhv01 FMDMdb07 FMFAhv01 FMFWwa02

Citation for AEM: Ellis E. C., H. Wang, H. Xiao, K. Peng, X. P. Liu, S. C. Li, H. Ouyang, X. Cheng, and L. Z. Yang. 2006. Measuring long-term ecological changes in densely populated landscapes using current and historical high resolution imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment 100(4):457-473.