Robert E. Horton coined these four laws: the law of stream numbers, the law of stream lengths, the limits of infiltration capacity, and the runoff-detention-storage relation.

What are they specifically? Googling only yielded me paywalled articles and test questions. A good answer will state the laws and provide a brief explanation of what they mean. I want to understand what they tell me about river systems and what comparisons between different rivers I can make based on them. I'm not looking for an in-depth examination, or for an excourse on the purely mathematical side.

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    $\begingroup$ wou.edu/las/physci/taylor/g322/drainage_anal.pdf maybe, so never mind. I leave it to others to decide wether you want this question and an answer on the site or rather close as trivially googled. Linked paper is, again, a test but provides at least a bit of explanation. $\endgroup$
    – mart
    Apr 14 '15 at 10:58
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    $\begingroup$ Yes, please write up an answer when you are ready. $\endgroup$ Apr 14 '15 at 12:21