Accession Number : AD0767284

Title :   An Experimental Study of Drainage Basin Evolution and the Influence of Landforms on Hydrologic Variables.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jan 70-1 Sep 73,

Corporate Author : COLORADO STATE UNIV FORT COLLINS DEPT OF GEOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Schumm,Stanley A. ; Parker,Randolph S.

Report Date : 01 SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : A drainage evolution research facility was designed and constructed at Colorado State University during 1970. During two experimental seasons, (summer 1971, 1972) the evolutionary development of small drainage systems was documented by photography and mapping. The response of the drainage systems to baselevel change was recorded, and during the evolution of the systems, from inception of the drainage patterns, through maximum growth to eventual reduction of drainage density, hydrologic data were collected. These data have been related to the changing morphology of the evolving drainage system. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DRAINAGE, MODEL TESTS), EROSION, HYDROLOGY, TERRAIN

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE