Fig. 5. Ridge and slough landscape simulations

Figure 5. Comparison between GIS images of the Everglades ridge and slough landscape and simulated ridge and slough landscapes. A simulation model was developed to test whether the combination of a sediment transport feedback and differential peat accretion feedback could be sufficient to promote the development of a regularly patterned ridge-and-slough landscape from a wet environment with randomly initialized topography. Sloughs are shown in gray and ridges are in black. Flow is oriented from top to bottom.

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Figure, which contains GIS images from Wu et al. (Ecological Complexity, 2006) reprinted with permission from Larsen and Harvey (2010).
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