Episode 03: Unifying branching network laws, but missing mechanisms
We work harder at connecting the stream ordering descriptions of Horton and Tokunaga, showing only two parameters matter. We then show how all branching network laws connect through a range of scaling relations. Moving away from laws of the mean, we extend all stream order laws to distributions, and we finish with a brief tour of models proposed over the years and the lack of a universal story for river network patterns. Well described but not well explained.