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Arthur Strahler


Who is Arthur Strahler?

Arthur Strahler a.k.a. Arthur N. Strahler: Arthur Newell Strahler was a geoscience professor at Columbia University who in 1952 developed the Strahler Stream Order system for classifying streams according to the power of their tributaries.

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Google previewThe Dictionary of Physical Geography (2015)

by David S. G. Thomas

Arthur Strahler (1978) followed Thornthwaite's water balance approach, but delineated climate zones on the basis of soil moisture and its seasonality. Others, such as Peveril Meigs (1953), developed schemes specifically for arid regions. These schemes suffer from several weaknesses. For one, they are empirical. For another, they do not incorporate climatic changes, so that the boundary between one climate type and the next may differ from year to year. This can be the case when ...

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