Path selection in the growth of rivers.


River networks exhibit a complex ramified structure that has inspired decades of studies. However, an understanding of the propagation of a single stream remains elusive. Here we invoke a criterion for path selection from fracture mechanics and apply it to the growth of streams in a diffusion field. We show that, as it cuts through the landscape, a stream… (More)
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1413883112


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@article{Cohen2015PathSI, title={Path selection in the growth of rivers.}, author={Yossi Cohen and Olivier Devauchelle and Hansj{\"{o}rg F Seybold and Robert Yi and Piotr Szymczak and Daniel H Rothman}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={2015}, volume={112 46}, pages={14132-7} }