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An enhanced Pfafstetter catchment reference system

Stein, Janet


The Pfafstetter system delineates and codes hierarchically nested catchments. Its simple coding scheme denotes stream network position, enabling systematic analysis of the impacts of any activity on a river section without need for a GIS. However, widespread application has identified significant limitations. Issues raised include an inability to code complex drainage systems or large numbers of endorheic basins, the variability in both the levels of basin decomposition and sub‐basin sizes and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018-11
Type: Journal article
Source: Water Resources Research
DOI: 10.1029/2018WR023218
Access Rights: Open Access


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