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Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Water Resources Research

Volume

38

Issue

11

Publisher

American Geophysical Union

Publication Date

11-1-2002

First Page

42-1

Last Page

42-5

DOI

10.1029/2000WR000152

Abstract

The upper Cheat River network departs from scaling laws describing a large number of river networks in North America. This departure is traced to its corrugated terrain. The more typical random terrain of the lower Cheat River network obeys the standard scaling laws. We modify the random network model of Scheidegger to include the effects of topography, reproducing the behavior observed in the Cheat River basin.

Comments

http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2002/2000WR000152.shtml

Published by American Geophysical Union in Water Resources Research. Publisher PDF is available for download through the link above.