Accession Number : AD0706058

Title :   A MULTIVARIATE STATISTICAL MODEL FOR ESTIMATING THE NUMBERS, SIZES, AND INTERFLUVIAL DISTANCES OF STREAMS WITHIN A RELATIVELY HOMOGENEOUS DRAINAGE AREA.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Robinson,Richard Thomas

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : A model has been developed for estimating the number, sizes, and interfluvial distances of streams to be crossed in traversing a naturally occurring drainage basin. A relationship among four network parameters has been found which, upon quantification, provide sufficient information to completely structure a mature drainage system. The four parameters are: stream length ratio, bifurcation ratio, basin shape parameter, and coefficient of drainage density. The model is amenable to computer solution. Procedures are described for parameter quantification using common topographic maps. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TERRAIN, RIVERS), (*RIVERS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), HYDROLOGY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS, PROBABILITY DENSITY FUNCTIONS, THESES

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE