An analogy with entropy production in steady-state systems leads to a statement that the geometry of natural waterways is governed by two opposing influences: a) equal work per unit of area of bed, and b) minimum work done in the system as a whole. The resulting calculations applied to shallow, estuaries are verified by field measurements.
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||The hydraulic geometry of a shallow estuary|
|Series title||International Association of Scientific Hydrology - Bulletin|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
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