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000141478 0247_ $$2doi$$a10.1029/96WR02397
000141478 037__ $$aARTICLE
000141478 245__ $$aOn Hack's law
000141478 260__ $$c1996
000141478 269__ $$a1996
000141478 336__ $$aJournal Articles
000141478 520__ $$aHack's law is reviewed, emphasizing its implications for the elongation of river basins as well as its connections with their fractal characteristics. The relation between Hack's law and the internal structure of river basins is investigated experimentally through digital elevation models. It is found that Hack's exponent, elongation, and some relevant fractal characters are closely related. The self-affine character of basin boundaries is shown to be connected to the power law decay of the probability of total contributing areas at any link and to Hack's law. An explanation for Hack's law is derived from scaling arguments. From the results we suggest that a statistical framework referring to the scaling invariance of the entire basin structure should be used in the interpretation of Hack's law.
000141478 700__ $$aRigon, R.
000141478 700__ $$aRodriguezIturbe, I.
000141478 700__ $$aMaritan, A.
000141478 700__ $$aGiacometti, A.
000141478 700__ $$aTarboton, D. G.
000141478 700__ $$aAndrea Rinaldo
000141478 773__ $$j32$$k11$$q3367-3374$$tWater Resources Research
000141478 8560_ $$fandrea.rinaldo@epfl.ch
000141478 909C0 $$0252014$$pECHO$$xU10273
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000141478 937__ $$aECHO-ARTICLE-1996-003
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