Advances in the mapping of flow networks from digital elevation data

  title={Advances in the mapping of flow networks from digital elevation data},
  author={David G. Tarboton and Daniel P. Ames},
Digital elevation models (DEMs) are a useful data source for the automatic delineation of flow paths, sub watersheds and flow networks for hydrologic modeling. Digital representation of the flow network is central to distributed hydrologic models because it encodes the model element linkages through which flow is routed to the outlet. The scale (drainage density) of the flow network, used controls the scale of hillslope and channel model elements. Although field mapping is acknowledged as the… CONTINUE READING
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