Accession Number : AD0745024

Title :   Geography and the Properties of Surfaces. The Two Dimensional Spatial Organization of the Pecatonica River, Southwestern Wisconsin.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MASS LAB FOR COMPUTER GRAPHICS AND SPATIAL ANALYSIS

Personal Author(s) : Woldenberg,Michael J. ; Onesti,Larry

Report Date : 01 JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : The Pecatonica River, an eighth order stream with over 28,000 first order streams was analyzed. The type of mixed hexagonal hierarchy found is approximately the same as that found in Clear Creek and Old Man Creek, Iowa (seventh order) and in many other streams developed on many lithologies and under different climatic regimes in the United States. This hierarchy, with a branching ratio of about 4.5, is thought to be very common, and may well predominate in natural stream networks. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RIVERS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*GEOGRAPHY, SURFACES), GRAPHICS, NETWORKS, WISCONSIN

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE