Transport on river networks: A dynamical approach

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Zaliapin, Ilya; Foufoula-Georgiou, Efi; Ghil, Michael;
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1029/2009JF00128
  • Subject: physics.geo-ph | Physics - Geophysics
    arxiv: Physics::Geophysics

This study is motivated by problems related to environmental transport on river networks. We establish statistical properties of a flow along a directed branching network and suggest its compact parameterization. The downstream network transport is treated as a... View more
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