A large stream is a river and earth’s lifeblood. While flowing to the oceans, they drain about 68 % of the earth’s land surface; the remainder is either covered by ice or drains into closed basins. Areas draining to the sea are common in humid regions, whereas those draining to the interior closed basins occur in arid regions or in areas of active tectonic subsidence.
KeywordsDrainage Basin Stream Channel Drainage Density Drainage Pattern Resistant Rock
- Hamblin WK, Christiansen CH (2008) Earth’s Dynamic Systems. Printice Hall, Upper Saddle River 767 pGoogle Scholar
- Leopold LB, Wolman MG, Miller JP (1995) Fluvial Processes in Geomorphology. Dover Publications Inc., New York, USA (Reprinted)Google Scholar
- Morisawa M (1985) Rivers. Longman Inc., New York 222 pGoogle Scholar
- Robert A (2003) River processes: an introduction to fluvial dynamics. Hodder Arnold, LondonGoogle Scholar