Title

Fractal River Networks, Hortons laws and Tokunaga cyclicity

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Journal of Hydrology

Volume

187

Issue

1, 2

Publisher

Elsevier

Publication Date

12-1-1996

First Page

105

Last Page

117

DOI

10.1016/S0022-1694(96)03089-2

Abstract

The structure and scaling of river networks characterized using fractal dimensions related to Horton's laws is assessed. The Hortonian scaling framework is shown to be limited in that strict self similarity is only possible for structurally Hortonian networks. Dimension estimates using the Hortonian scaling system are biased and do not admit space filling. Tokunaga cyclicity presents an alternative way to characterize network scaling that does not suffer from these problems. Fractal dimensions are presented in terms of Tokunaga cyclicity parameters.

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