GROUP: water (wa)
DEFINITION: water surface, usually without vegetation cover. USE = Fallow (not planted or managed), Aquaculture (managed water surface), Ornamental (in a managed park or garden).

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Classification

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  1. Object
    1. open freshwater, no evidence of aquaculture
  2. Modifier 1 (flowing or lentic)
    1. lentic = water contained in water body: non-flowing, such as ponds, lakes or reservoirs.
    2. flowing = water flows freely according to gravity, though may have some flood control, such as streams, canals or rivers.

Key

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  1. open freshwater, no evidence of aquaculture
    1. lentic = wa01
    2. flowing = wa02

Dominance Rules

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  1. IF unclear whether lentic or flowing, choose flowing

Factors

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Leaf Type: none
Leaf Time: none
Tree Cover: <<10%
Vegetation Cover: variable
Height: 0m
IGBP_DIS: Water bodies
Identification: water signature
L1 Minimum: >5m
L2 Minimum: >2m

Compatible Classes

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FORM:

Marsh Flowing Marsh Shallow Stream Seasonal Stream Seasonal River Water Margin Canal Margin River Margin Small Pond Large Pond Reservoir Small Canal Large Canal Lake Stream River

USE:

Disturbed Fallow

COVER:

Water

TYPE:

Mapped Ecotopes

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CADWwa02 CAFWwa02 CBDWwa02 CBFWwa02 FMFWwa02 MADWwa01 MSFWwa02 PADWwa01 PAFWwa01 PBDWwa01 PBFWwa01 REFWwa01 RSDWwa02 RSFWwa02 RVFWwa02  

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.