A MULTIVARIATE STATISTICAL MODEL FOR ESTIMATING THE NUMBERS, SIZES, AND INTERFLUVIAL DISTANCES OF STREAMS WITHIN A RELATIVELY HOMOGENEOUS DRAINAGE AREA.
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A model has been developed for estimating the number, sizes, and interfluvial distances of streams to be crossed in traversing a naturally occurring drainage basin. A relationship among four network parameters has been found which, upon quantification, provide sufficient information to completely structure a mature drainage system. The four parameters are stream length ratio, bifurcation ratio, basin shape parameter, and coefficient of drainage density. The model is amenable to computer solution. Procedures are described for parameter quantification using common topographic maps. Author
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology