Journal cover Journal topic
Earth Surface Dynamics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Journal topic

Journal metrics

Journal metrics

  • IF value: 3.928 IF 3.928
  • IF 5-year value: 3.864 IF 5-year
    3.864
  • CiteScore value: 6.2 CiteScore
    6.2
  • SNIP value: 1.469 SNIP 1.469
  • IPP value: 4.21 IPP 4.21
  • SJR value: 1.666 SJR 1.666
  • Scimago H <br class='hide-on-tablet hide-on-mobile'>index value: 21 Scimago H
    index 21
  • h5-index value: 23 h5-index 23
ESurf | Articles | Volume 8, issue 2
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 245–259, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-245-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 245–259, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-245-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 20 Apr 2020

Research article | 20 Apr 2020

Drainage divide networks – Part 1: Identification and ordering in digital elevation models

Dirk Scherler and Wolfgang Schwanghart

Related authors

Drainage divide networks – Part 2: Response to perturbations
Dirk Scherler and Wolfgang Schwanghart
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 261–274, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-261-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-261-2020, 2020
Short summary
Cosmogenic 10Be in river sediment: where grain size matters and why
Renee van Dongen, Dirk Scherler, Hella Wittmann, and Friedhelm von Blanckenburg
Earth Surf. Dynam., 7, 393–410, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-7-393-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-7-393-2019, 2019
Short summary
Bumps in river profiles: uncertainty assessment and smoothing using quantile regression techniques
Wolfgang Schwanghart and Dirk Scherler
Earth Surf. Dynam., 5, 821–839, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-5-821-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-5-821-2017, 2017
Short summary

Related subject area

Physical: Landscape Evolution: modelling and field studies
Dimensional analysis of a landscape evolution model with incision threshold
Nikos Theodoratos and James W. Kirchner
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 505–526, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-505-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-505-2020, 2020
Short summary
Computing water flow through complex landscapes – Part 2: Finding hierarchies in depressions and morphological segmentations
Richard Barnes, Kerry L. Callaghan, and Andrew D. Wickert
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 431–445, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-431-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-431-2020, 2020
Short summary
Rivers as linear elements in landform evolution models
Stefan Hergarten
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 367–377, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-367-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-367-2020, 2020
Short summary
Interactions between main channels and tributary alluvial fans: channel adjustments and sediment-signal propagation
Sara Savi, Stefanie Tofelde, Andrew D. Wickert, Aaron Bufe, Taylor F. Schildgen, and Manfred R. Strecker
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 303–322, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-303-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-303-2020, 2020
Short summary
Drainage divide networks – Part 2: Response to perturbations
Dirk Scherler and Wolfgang Schwanghart
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 261–274, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-261-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-261-2020, 2020
Short summary

Cited articles

Armitage, J. J.: Short communication: flow as distributed lines within the landscape, Earth Surf. Dynam., 7, 67–75, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-7-67-2019, 2019. 
Beeson, H. W., McCoy, S. W., and Keen-Zebert, A.: Geometric disequilibrium of river basins produces long-lived transient landscapes, Earth Planet. Sc. Lett., 475, 34–43, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2017.07.010, 2017. 
Bonnet, S.: Shrinking and splitting of drainage basins in orogenic landscapes from the migration of the main drainage divide, Nature Geosci., 2, 766–771, https://doi.org/10.1038/NGEO666, 2009. 
Buscher, J. T., Ascione, A., and Valente, E.: Decoding the role of tectonics, incision and lithology on drainage divide migration in the Mt. Alpi region, southern Apennines, Italy, Geomorphology, 276, 37–50, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.10.003, 2017. 
Castelltort, S., Goren, L., Willett, S. D., Champagnac, J. D., Herman, F., and Braun, J.: River drainage patterns in the New Zealand Alps primarily controlled by plate tectonic strain, Nat. Geosci., 5, 744–748, https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo1582, 2012. 
Publications Copernicus
Short summary
Drainage divides are believed to provide clues about divide migration and the instability of landscapes. Here, we present a novel approach to extract drainage divides from digital elevation models and to order them in a drainage divide network. We present our approach by studying natural and artificial landscapes generated with a landscape evolution model and disturbed to induce divide migration.
Drainage divides are believed to provide clues about divide migration and the instability of...
Citation