Accession Number:

AD0768040

Title:

The Random Model in Fluvial Geomorphology.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

IBM THOMAS J WATSON RESEARCH CENTER YORKTOWN HEIGHTS N Y

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

The paper describes a model of drainage basin composition that is primarily based on two postulates suggested by investigations of the role of randomness in drainage network development. The postulates are 1 the topology of channel networks is random 2 link lengths are independent random variables drawn from a common distribution. A third postulate, introduced to explain areal properties, is that the dimensionless parameter K studied by Melton and Shreve is approximately unity. Examples of the appplication of the random model in description, estimation, and explanation of drainage basin properties are given. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE