Wetlands Associated with Basaltic Plateaus and Their Identification by Means of Remote Sensing Techniques

Part of the The Latin American Studies Book Series book series (LASBS)


The present chapter offers the studies accomplished in the “mallines” or wet meadows associated with basaltic plateaus in the provinces of Neuquén and Santa Cruz in different working scales, and which are later exposed in the following chapters. Likewise, the remote sensing techniques used for the identification and cartography of these wetlands are described, which encompass a relevant methodological tool to perform their inventory that has never been completed yet in this region.


Patagonia Wet meadows Remote sensing Visual interpretation Digital classification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Unidad Académica Río GallegosUniversidad Nacional de la Patagonia Austral (UARG – UNPA)Río GallegosArgentina
  2. 2.Laboratorio de GeomorfologíaCADIC-CONICET and Universidad Nacional de Tierra del FuegoUshuaiaArgentina

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