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.
The foundations of modern quantitative geomorphology have been built within the paradigm of steady-state landscapes responding to slow changes in climatic or tectonic conditions, mainly rainfall or uplift rate.
Quantitative Geomorphology: Geo-Environmental phenomenon that is responsible for the sculpturing of land surface produce surface geometry from which numerical data can be obtained.
Quantitative geomorphology of drainage basin and channel networks in Vent e Chow (ed.) Handbook of Applied Hydrology New York: McGraw-Hill 4-39 (1964).
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
Morisawa, M.E.: 1962, Quantitative geomorphology of some watersheds in the Appalachian Plateau, Bull.
E.: 1972, Quantitative Geomorphology. Some Aspects and Applications, New York State Univ.
[8] Strahler, A.N., Quantitative geomorphology of drainage basins and channel networks".
Introduction to Quantitative Geomorphology: An Exercise Manual, in Prentice Hall: Englewood, Cliffs, N.J., 384p.
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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