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Fractal river basins : chance and self-organization

Fractal river basins : chance and self-organization

Author: Ignacio Rodríguez-Iturbe; Andrea Rinaldo
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The interplay between probability, physics, and geometry is at the frontier of current studies of river basins. This book considers river basins and drainage networks in light of their scaling and multiscaling properties and the dynamics responsible for their development. The hydrology of river basins and prediction of their growth demands knowledge of a range of temporal and spatial scales. At the core of Fractal  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ignacio Rodríguez-Iturbe; Andrea Rinaldo
ISBN: 0521473985 9780521473989 0521004055 9780521004053
OCLC Number: 36417908
Description: xvi, 547 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Machine derived contents note: 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.
Responsibility: Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe, Andrea Rinaldo.
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Hydrologists and geomorphologists will find that this book opens up the important topic of the fractal structure of networks at an accessible level. Mathematicians and physicists will appreciate the  Read more...


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'... 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 Read more...

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