GDE Surface Victoria

Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems (GDE's) information derived from the Bureau of Meterology National Atlas. GDE's (surface) are ecosystems which rely on the surface expression of groundwater including all groundwater-fed surface water bodies such as wetlands, rivers, lakes and springs. 

From The BOM Metadata link:

The aquatic GDE layer is comprised of data from the 2012 GDE Atlas layer—GDE reliant on the surface expression of groundwater—combined with new State and regional datasets ranging from 2012 to 2016. The 2012 GDE layer was derived from a national assessment involving remote sensing using Landsat and MODIS, and GIS rules-based analysis. The States/regions that have been updated with new surface GDE data include Queensland (wetlands, waterways and springs), Victoria (wetlands, waterways and some springs), the South Australian portion of Lake Eyre Basin (wetlands and springs), New South Wales (springs) and Northern Territory (springs).

The data is categorised by 'potential of ecosystem to be a GDE', which is classified as either known or potential (high, moderate or low) GDEs. This classification also highlights the different data sources, i.e. from the national assessment or from other studies.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Last Updated April 4, 2018, 12:58 (AEST)
Created April 4, 2018, 12:58 (AEST)
ANDS RDA Harvest? true
Data created 2017-05-15 00:00:00
Data custodian Andrew Macleod
Data custodian email
Data custodian organisation CeRDI
Data custodian position Manager, Technical Projects
More information BOM_GDE info sheet
Originating source Bureau of Meterology - GDE Atlas
Owner Australian Bureau of Meterorology
Owner email
Owner organisation Australian Federal Government
Queryable? Yes
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