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

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Earth Surf. Dynam., 5, 145-160, 2017
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24 Feb 2017
Coupling slope–area analysis, integral approach and statistic tests to steady-state bedrock river profile analysis
Yizhou Wang et al.


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We analyze steady-state bedrock river profiles via a coupled approach. First, we identify channel types from slope–area data. Then, we get concavity and steepness indices of bedrock channels by the chi analysis. We run bivariant linear regression statistic tests for the two methods to examine and eliminate autocorrelation of residuals. We apply the coupled approach to rivers in the Mendocino Triple Junction region of northern California and get reliable results consistent with previous work.
We analyze steady-state bedrock river profiles via a coupled approach. First, we identify...