Accession Number : AD0745785

Title :   Statistical Geometric Similarity in Drainage Networks.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : IBM WATSON RESEARCH CENTER YORKTOWN HEIGHTS N Y

Personal Author(s) : Smart,J. Samuel

Report Date : 15 MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The most commonly used quantitative parameters for characterizing channel networks are those derived from a Horton analysis. Although these parameters give useful information about individual networks, they are ineffective in distinguishing differences in network structure due to lithologic controls and degree of maturity. Parameters derived from considerations of statistical geometric similarity, on the other hand, are relatively successful in characterizing network structure. An example is discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RIVERS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), DRAINAGE, NETWORKS, TOPOLOGY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, GRAPHICS, INDIANA, CALIFORNIA, KENTUCKY, WEST VIRGINIA, NEBRASKA, KANSAS

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE