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Volume 18, issue 11 | Copyright
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 4565-4578, 2014
© Author(s) 2014. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 20 Nov 2014

Research article | 20 Nov 2014

Complex networks for streamflow dynamics

B. Sivakumar and F. M. Woldemeskel
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This study introduces the theory of networks, and in particular complex networks, to examine connections in streamflow dynamics. Monthly streamflow data from a network of 639 stations in the United States are studied. The connections are examined primarily using the concept of clustering coefficient, which quantifies the network’s tendency to cluster. The clustering coefficient analysis is performed with several different threshold levels based on correlations in streamflow between the stations.
This study introduces the theory of networks, and in particular complex networks, to examine...