Measuring subsidence: Detected from surface elevation change

Measuring subsidence: Detected from surface elevation change

Why do we monitor subsidence?

Depending on the way peatlands are managed, peat surface elevation changes as a result of deforestation, drainage and subsequent fires. The surface can also rise when revegetated and/or re-wetted.

Authors: Murdiyarso, D.; Hergoualc'h, K.; Sasmito, S.D.; Hanggara, B.

Topic: peatlands, wetlands, emissions, carbon sinks, carbon dioxide, greenhouse gases, measurement

Geographic: Indonesia,Riau

Series: The science behind peatlands

Pages: 2p

Publisher: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia

Publication Year: 2017

DOI: 10.17528/cifor/006435


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