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Offline Tasos Papalias

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How can we recognize dried-up rivers on maps?
« on: 12/01/2016 16:56:53 »
Hi all! Recently I started a personal project and I have to recognize dried up rivers on some regions near mountains. As an example I'll show you what kind of dried small rivers (idk if there is some other name for these) I want to recognise.



And zoomed out, we have this region.



So the question is: Is there a motif/way for me to find these dried small river in this area and every other area? Is there a pattern in this recognition, or a PDF that I can read to learn how to do this?
I am also looking for areas within 200-800m height, near mountains.

Thank you!
« Last Edit: 13/01/2016 00:17:16 by chris »


 

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Re: How can we recognize dried-up rivers on maps?
« Reply #1 on: 13/01/2016 00:19:00 »
Interesting question; about ten years ago I interviewed a very interesting chap (at Harvard at the time) called Taylor Peron, who was doing modelling of land forms, including even the surface of Mars, to work out how the interesting shapes of the terrain are formed, and how erosion can account for them. It might be worth looking up his work to see if there is any overlap with your project.
 

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Re: How can we recognize dried-up rivers on maps?
« Reply #2 on: 13/01/2016 18:07:10 »
Chris, was that J Taylor Perron?
 

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