Sinuosity Index

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Meander - Derived Quantities
... The meander ratio or sinuosity index is a means of quantifying how much a river or stream meanders (how much its course deviates from the shortest possible path) ... Sinuosity indices are calculated from the map or from an aerial photograph measured over a distance called the reach, which should be at least 20 times the average fullbank channel width ... The sinuosity index plays a part in mathematical descriptions of streams ...

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