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Watershed geomorphological characteristics

October 1, 2016

This chapter describes commonly used geomorphological characteristics that are useful for analyzing watershed-scale hydrology and sediment dynamics. It includes calculations and measurements for stream network features and areal basin characteristics that cover a range of spatial and temporal scales and dimensions of watersheds. Construction and application of longitudinal profiles are described in terms of understanding the three-dimensional development of stream networks. A brief discussion of outstanding problems and directions for future work, particularly as they relate to water-resources management, is provided. Notations with preferred units are given.

Publication Year 2016
Title Watershed geomorphological characteristics
Authors Faith A. Fitzpatrick
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Index ID 70178678
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Wisconsin Water Science Center