Drainage Basins Evolution with Non-erodible Regions

  • M. R. ErreraEmail author
  • C. A. Marin
Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)


Drainage basins are systems that collect water over a finite area and convey it to lower altitudes by gravity. Large-scale basins are so important that they became subject of a scientific field called hydrology (e.g., [1]). Small-scale basins, like the ephemeral set of channels present in superficial runoff water, are also important since they carry over nutrients, organisms, and even pollutants rested on the ground (non-point-source pollution).


Drainage Basin Flow Resistance Force Term Outlet Port Darcy Flow 
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C.A.M. is thankful for his scholarship granted by Coordenação de Aperfeiçamento de Pessoal de Ensino Superior (CAPES) of the Brazilian Government during his years at Water Resources and Environmental Engineering Graduate Program (PPGERHA). We acknowledge Duke University’s support on the use of the FIDAP® software and its computers. We are especially grateful for Prof. Luiz A. O. Rocha’s support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Environmental EngineeringFederal University of ParanáCuritibaBrazil
  2. 2.Companhia de Saneamento do Paraná–SANEPARCuritibaBrazil

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