STREAM POWER TERMINOLOGY

Authors

  • Bruce L. Rhoads

    1. BKUCE L. RHOADS (Ph.D., Arizona State University) is an Assistant Profrsor of Geography, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801. His primary research interests are fluvial geoinorphology and environmental hazards.
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Abstract

A standardized nomenclature is presented that clarifies the differences among measures of stream power. It is advocated that the term stream power be used in a conceptual context only. The recommended terminology for the various measures of this general concept is total stream power for the power of an entire reach or stream, crosssectional stream power for power per unit length, mean stream power for power per unit wetted area. and unit stream power for power per unit weight of water.

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