Stream Classification

  • Ward A
  • D’Ambrosio J
  • Mecklenburg D
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Abstract

Stream classification is important for characterizing the features of individual rivers or sections of river and also for determining the similarity of different streams. The latter is essential to assess which rivers are suitable for extrapolating of research results from elsewhere. Various schemes have been proposed for specific disciplines and purposes. There is no universally accepted stream classification scheme because they all require modification to apply to rivers different from those used to construct the scheme Therefore, classificatory schemes should be continuously revised and updated. A nested hierarchical scheme based on the channel network which places the stream within a drainage basin or watershed context is the best approach to stream classification.

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  • AEX-445-01

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Authors

  • Andy Ward

  • Jessica L. D’Ambrosio

  • Dan Mecklenburg

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