Quantitative analysis of watershed geomorphology

@article{Strahler1957QuantitativeAO,
  title={Quantitative analysis of watershed geomorphology},
  author={Arthur Newell Strahler},
  journal={Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union},
  year={1957},
  volume={38},
  pages={913-920}
}
  • A. N. Strahler
  • Published 1 December 1957
  • Geology
  • Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Quantitative geomorphic methods developed within the past few years provide means of measuring size and form properties of drainage basins. Two general classes of descriptive numbers are (1) linear scale measurements, whereby geometrically analogous units of topography can be compared as to size; and (2) dimensionless numbers, usually angles or ratios of length measures, whereby the shapes of analogous units can be compared irrespective of scale. Linear scale measurements include length of… 

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