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https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-10-875-2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-10-875-2022
Research article
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09 Sep 2022
Research article |  | 09 Sep 2022

Drainage reorganization induces deviations in the scaling between valley width and drainage area

Elhanan Harel, Liran Goren, Onn Crouvi, Hanan Ginat, and Eitan Shelef

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Drainage reorganization redistributes drainage area across basins, resulting in channel and valley widths that may be unproportional to the new drainage area. We demonstrate scaling between valley width and drainage area in reorganized drainages that deviates from scaling in non-reorganized drainages. Further, deviation patterns are associated with different reorganization categories. Our findings are consequential for studies that rely on this scaling for valley width estimation.