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Network Elongation and the Bifurcation Ratio
Vol. 7, No. 2 (1975), pp. 121-124
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Least-squares and geometric-mean bifurcation ratios are identical for 3rd-order networks and very similar for higher orders. They provide only a crude elongation index, determined by basin magnitude and order. Elongation is hydrologically relevant via the distribution over links of network length, better summarized by Jarvis's E index or, almost equivalently, mean length.