In the vicinity of Berkeley, California, 24 minor valleys were described in terms of factors chosen to represent aspects of the river landscape. A total of 28 factors were evaluated at each site. Some were directly measurable, others were estimated, but each observation was assigned to one of five categories for that factor. Each factor for each site was then expressed as a uniqueness ratio, which depended on the number of sites being in the same category. The uniqueness ratio is believed to represent one way the scarcity of a given riverscape can be ranked quantitatively without bias based on notions of good or bad, and without assigning monetary value.
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|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||On the quantitative inventory of the riverscape|
|Series title||Water Resources Research|
|Publisher||American Geophysical Union|