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@article{Dodds1999UnifiedVO, title={Unified view of scaling laws for river networks.}, author={P. S. Dodds and Daniel H Rothman}, journal={Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics}, year={1999}, volume={59 5 Pt A}, pages={4865-77} }

- Published 1999 in Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas…

Scaling laws that describe the structure of river networks are shown to follow from three simple assumptions. These assumptions are (1) river networks are structurally self-similar, (2) single channels are self-affine, and (3) overland flow into channels occurs over a characteristic distance (drainage density is uniform). We obtain a complete set of scaling relations connecting the exponents of these scaling laws and find that only two of these exponents are independent. We further demonstrate… CONTINUE READING