quantitative geomorphology

quantitative geomorphology

[′kwän·ə·tād·iv ‚jē·ō·mȯr′fäl·ə·jē]
(geology)
The assignment of dimensions of mass, length, and time to all descriptive parameters of landform geometry and geomorphic processes, followed by the derivation of empirical mathematical relationships and formulation of rational mathematical models relating these parameters.
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Quantitative geomorphology of drainage basins and channel networks.
To produce meaningful research cum data base a detailed and critical description of drainage and tributary net-work was transformed from a purely qualitative to a rigorous quantitative geomorphology.
Quantitative geomorphology of drainage basin and channel networks in Vent e Chow (ed.
The results show the feasibility of continental-scale quantitative geomorphology based on SRTM data and provide insights into the distribution of closed basins.
Keywords: SRTM, quantitative geomorphology, endorheic basins, South America
1962, Quantitative geomorphology of some watersheds in the Appalachian Plateau, Bull.
1964, Quantitative geomorphology of drainage basins and channel networks, In: Chow, V.
Coupling of quantitative geomorphology and hydrology which is at the core of this approach is not a new concept, however, with the advent of new RS systems that operate at high resolutions and new processing capabilities in GIS the use of GIUH has become very attractive for water practitioners and hydrologic modelers.
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