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Watershed geomorphological characteristics

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Abstract

This chapter describes commonly used geomorphological characteristics that are useful for analyzing watershed-scale hydrology and sediment dynamics. It includes calculations and measurements for stream network features and areal basin characteristics that cover a range of spatial and temporal scales and dimensions of watersheds. Construction and application of longitudinal profiles are described in terms of understanding the three-dimensional development of stream networks. A brief discussion of outstanding problems and directions for future work, particularly as they relate to water-resources management, is provided. Notations with preferred units are given.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Watershed geomorphological characteristics
ISBN 9780071835091
Edition 2
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher McGraw Hill
Contributing office(s) Wisconsin Water Science Center
Description 12 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Handbook of applied hydrology
First page 44-1
Last page 44-12