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The hydraulic geometry of stream channels and some physiographic implications

Professional Paper 252

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Abstract

Some hydraulic characteristics of stream channels - depth, width, velocity, and suspended load - are measured quantitatively and vary with discharge as simple power functions at a given river cross section. Similar variations in relation to discharge exist among the cross sections along the length of a river under the condition that discharge at all points is equal in frequency of occurrence. The functions derived for a given cross section and among various cross sections along the river differ only in numerical values of coefficients and exponents.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
The hydraulic geometry of stream channels and some physiographic implications
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
252
Year Published:
1953
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Description:
vi, 57 p.