bifurcation ratio

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Dimensionless number denoting the ratio between the number of streams of one order (see stream order) and those of the next-higher order in a drainage network. It may be a useful measure of proneness to flooding: the higher the bifurcation ratio, the greater the probability of flooding.

Bifurcation ratio

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