Self-similarity: Theory and applications in hydrology



There is a range of spatial and temporal scales over which measurements are difficult to make and interpret. Understanding, modeling, and prediction of hydrologic processes are needed for this broad range. Questions concerning quantitative interscale relationships of atmospheric, surface, and subsurface processes are at the heart of hydrologic research and are expected to play a key role in understanding large-scale behavior of hydrologic fluxes and processes. A special session, “Self-Similarity in Hydrologic Processes: Identification, Estimation, and Use in Modeling/Measurement/Prediction,” was held at the AGU 1991 Fall Meeting to address scaling issues in hydrologic phenomena.