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Fractal River Basins

Fractal River Basins
Chance and Self-Organization

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  • Date Published: August 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521004053

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  • This volume considers river basins and drainage networks in the light of their scaling and multi-scaling properties, and the dynamics responsible for their development.

    • New paperback of a highly respected graduate textbook: excellent reviews
    • For the first time provides a theoretical basis for the arrangement of river basins
    • Written by two of the leading experts in the field, with an engaging style
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...rigorous and engaging...However one looks at the subject, Fractal River Basins is an important book...Geomorphologists and physicists alike will find the book thought-provoking, and I highly recommend this stimulating work." Nature

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521004053
    • length: 570 pages
    • dimensions: 251 x 196 x 33 mm
    • weight: 1.13kg
    • contains: 347 b/w illus. 7 colour illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. A view of river basins
    2. Fractal characteristics of river basins
    3. Multifractal characteristics of river basins
    4. Optimal channel networks: minimum energy and fractal structures
    5. Self-organized fractal river networks
    6. On landscape self-organization
    7. Geomorphological hydrologic response
    8. References.

  • Authors

    Ignacio Rodríguez-Iturbe, Princeton University, New Jersey

    Andrea Rinaldo, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy

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