The weather in wetlands is determined by the type of wetland. In marshes, for example, the weather is determined by the water level in the marsh and its salinity. The water level in a marsh rises and falls with rainfall, but it also rises and falls with evaporation.
In swamps, the weather is determined by temperature and humidity. The warmer it gets outside, the more humid it will be inside the swamp.
The type of plants that grow in a wetland also affect how humid it is. The more plants there are in a wetland, the more moisture they convert into water vapor during photosynthesis. If there are no plants in a wetland or if they die off due to drought or fire, then this process will stop and less moisture will be available for evaporation.
Last modified: August 11, 2022