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Title: Characterization of River Networks: A GIS Approach and Its Applications

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  1. Riverine Landscapes Research Laboratory University of New England Armidale New South Wales AUS
  2. Centre for Sustainability Studies Lund University Lund SWE
  3. National Exposure Research Laboratory U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Cincinnati Ohio USA
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Journal of the American Water Resources Association
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Journal Name: Journal of the American Water Resources Association Journal Volume: 54 Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 1093-474X
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Thoms, Martin, Scown, Murray, and Flotemersch, Joseph. Characterization of River Networks: A GIS Approach and Its Applications. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1111/1752-1688.12649.
Thoms, Martin, Scown, Murray, & Flotemersch, Joseph. Characterization of River Networks: A GIS Approach and Its Applications. United States.
Thoms, Martin, Scown, Murray, and Flotemersch, Joseph. Mon . "Characterization of River Networks: A GIS Approach and Its Applications". United States.
title = {Characterization of River Networks: A GIS Approach and Its Applications},
author = {Thoms, Martin and Scown, Murray and Flotemersch, Joseph},
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journal = {Journal of the American Water Resources Association},
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volume = 54,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
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