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Hydrology and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2361-2375, 2017
http://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/21/2361/2017/
doi:10.5194/hess-21-2361-2017
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Research article
08 May 2017
Fractal analysis of urban catchments and their representation in semi-distributed models: imperviousness and sewer system
Auguste Gires et al.

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Data from 10 urban or peri-urban catchments located in five EU countries are used to analyze the imperviousness distribution and sewer network geometry. Consistent scale invariant features are retrieved for both (fractal dimensions can be defined), which enables to define a level of urbanization. Imperviousness representation in operational model is also found to exhibit scale-invariant features (even multifractality). The research was carried out as part of the UE INTERREG IV RainGain project.
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