A Comparison of Stream Channel Classification Frameworks published in PLOS ONE

posted Mar 17, 2016, 10:51 AM by Martha Jensen   [ updated Mar 19, 2016, 1:56 PM by Joe Wheaton ]

Alan Kasprak and Nate Hough-Snee recently led a team of FHC researchers and research partners in an effort to compare stream classification networks within Oregon’s Middle Fork John Day River Basin. This much-anticipated research explores both the agreement and disagreement between the River Styles Framework, Rosgen Classification, Natural Channel Classification, and a statistical classification at a suite of CHaMP sites. The paper is available on Research Gate or PLOS ONE.

Kasprak A, Hough-Snee N, Beechie T, Bouwes N, Brierley G, Camp R, Fryirs K., Imaki H, Jensen M, O'Brien G, Rosgen D, Wheaton JM (2016). The Blurred Line between Form and Process: A Comparison of Stream Channel Classification Frameworks. PLoS ONE 11(3): e0150293. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0150293

A summary of the paper is available on Alan Kasprak’s blog and on Nate Hough Snee’s Perceptible Changes blog. See also this news post.