Drainage Networks

  • Stefan Hergarten


The earth’s surface is shaped by a variety of processes; beside gravity-driven mass movements, erosion by water, wind, and glaciers are the most important examples. Fluvial erosion is ubiquitous in many climates; river networks can be considered as the backbone of the landscape. Thus, understanding the evolution of drainage networks has been a major challenge in geomorphology.


Fractal Property Drainage Area Drainage Network Minimum Energy Expenditure Braided River 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Hergarten
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  1. 1.Institute of GeologyUniversity of BonnBonnGermany

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