Abstract

Twenty-five third order basins in the Mount Carmel quadrangle, Connecticut, were analyzed morphometrically with emphasis on drainage density and length ratios. Drainage density and maximum summit altitude are adjusted to lithology, indicating that the landscape is in dynamic equilibrium, despite the influence of glaciation and possible past erosion cycles. Total length ratio correlates with lithology, but mean length ratio does not. The latter is a function of the bifurcation ratio, and hence has an important environmentally independent stochastic component.

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