Global system of rivers: Its role in organizing continental land mass and defining land‐to‐ocean linkages

  title={Global system of rivers: Its role in organizing continental land mass and defining land‐to‐ocean linkages},
  author={Charles J. V{\"o}r{\"o}smarty and Bal{\'a}zs M. Fekete and Michel Meybeck and Richard B. Lammers},
  journal={Global Biogeochemical Cycles},
  pages={599 - 621}
The spatial organization of the Earth's land mass is analyzed using a simulated topological network (STN‐30p) representing potential flow pathways across the entire nonglacierized surface of the globe at 30‐min (longitude × latitude) spatial resolution. We discuss a semiautomated procedure to develop this topology combining digital elevation models and manual network editing. STN‐30p was verified against several independent sources including map products and drainage basin statistics, although… 

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