Today in pretty #watershed #science #infographics... are a few comparing stream classification frameworks on monitored reaches of the John Day Watershed. Alan Kasprak, Martha Jensen and I have been hard at work on a manuscript, and some of the preliminary figures are too good not to share.
The Middle Fork John Day Watershed, Oregon, USA. Points are CHaMP-monitored reaches from the 2012-13 field campaigns.

A four-way comparison of multiple stream classification frameworks: River Styles (Brierley and Fryirs 2005), Natural Channel Classification (Beechie and Imaki 2014), Natural Channel Design (Rosgen 1994) and a partitioning around medoids statistical clustering (k-means clustering).

Principal components analysis of the partitioning around medoids clusters of stream channel form. CHaMP-monitored reaches were clustered using form data including: gradient, bankfull width, bankfull width: depth ratio, integrated wetted width, and D16, D50, and D 84 particle sizes.

Hopefully we'll get this through our co-authors and have it on our target journal's editor's desk by President's Day.



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