Reflections on the 3-Dimensional Structure of River Basins: Its Linkage with Runoff Production and Minimum Energy Dissipation

  1. Nathan Buras
  1. Ignacío RodríGuezíIturbe

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/SP048p0227

Reflections on Hydrology: Science and Practice

Reflections on Hydrology: Science and Practice

How to Cite

RodríGuezíIturbe, I. (1997) Reflections on the 3-Dimensional Structure of River Basins: Its Linkage with Runoff Production and Minimum Energy Dissipation, in Reflections on Hydrology: Science and Practice (ed N. Buras), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C.. doi: 10.1029/SP048p0227

Author Information

  1. Instituto Internacional De Estudios Avanzados (I.D.E.A.), Caras

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1997

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875908748

Online ISBN: 9781118668085

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Keywords:

  • Hydrology

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Socialism and Capitalism in River Basins

  • Principles of Energy Expenditure in Drainage Networks

  • Energy Expenditure and Optimal Network Configuration

  • Horton's Laws: The Role of Chance and Necessity

  • Scaling Implications of Optimal Energy Expenditure

  • Power-Law Distribution of Discharge and Energy in River Basins

  • Final Comments

  • Acknowledgements