Accession Number : AD0750371

Title :   A Probabilistic Model for Structuring a Drainage Network,

Corporate Author : ARMY PROJECT MOBILE ARMY SENSOR SYSTEMS TEST EVALUATION AND REVIEW ACTIVITY FORT HOOD TEX

Personal Author(s) : Robinson,R. T. ; Swartz,A. J.

Report Date : 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : A model is given which describes the behavior of a mature drainage network in terms of four network parameters. The principal parameters are stream length ratio (alpha) and bifurcation ratio (beta). The (alpha, beta)-pairs lie within an admissable region bounded by implicit functions. The model is amenable to computer solution and may be used to estimate the number, sizes and interfluvial distances of streams to be crossed whn traversing a drainage basin, or succession of basins, with a force of varying width.

Descriptors :   (*RIVERS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), DRAINAGE, NETWORKS, PROBABILITY, TABLES(DATA)

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE