RMRS Air, Water, & Aquatic Environments Science Program NorWeST Stream Temperature - Regional Database and Model

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NorWeST Stream Temp - Regional Database and Modeled Stream Temperatures


Fish in streams - temperatures affecting them

NorWeST

The NorWeST webpage hosts stream temperature data and geospatial map outputs from a regional temperature model for the Northwest U.S. The temperature database was compiled from hundreds of biologists and hydrologists working for dozens of resource agencies and contains more than 45,000,000 hourly temperature recordings at more than 15,000 unique stream sites. These temperature data are being used with spatial statistical stream network models to develop an accurate and consistent set of climate scenarios for all streams.

 

Temperature data and model outputs, registered to NHDPlus stream lines, are posted to the website after QA/QC procedures and development of the final temperature model within a river basin (example interactive temperature map). It is hoped that open access to the data and the availability of accurate stream temperature scenarios will foster new research and collaborative relationships that enhance management and conservation of aquatic resources.

 

Funding for the project was provided by the GNLCC and NPLCC with additional funds and in-kind support from the USFS, USGS, and USFWS. Original grant proposal

Project Boundary

NorWeST Project Boundary Map - click for full size

Processing Status

NorWeST Stream Temperature Modeling Processing Status - click to enlarge

Interactive Maps

 

Interactive Map of all completed stream temperature production units

Interactive Map to View & Query Stream Scenarios Online

 

Interactive Map Help Document

 

 

 

LC MAP logo - Landscape Conservation Management & Analysis Portal

Great Northern LCC

 

Hosted by the USGS Landscape Conservation Management & Analysis Portal and the Great Northern LCC

 


Download Products

Stream Temperature Data Summaries

 

Stream Temperature Data Summaries

GIS Shapefiles, recorded temperature data, & PDF Maps

Modeled Stream Temperature Scenario Maps

 

Modeled Stream Temperature Scenario Maps

GIS shapefiles, PDF maps, & Model Accuracy


Supporting Research and Presentations

 

publication

 

Peer-reviewed Publications

 

Suggested NorWeST Citation

 

NorWest Stream Temperature - Regional Database and Model Presentations

 

Presentations


Related Websites

SSN & STARS: Tools for Spatial Statistical Modeling on Stream Networks

 

Reconditioned NHD Plus Streams (GIS) for Spatial Models

 

Stream Temperature Modeling and Monitoring

 

Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative

 

Regional Climate Downscaling

 

Climate-Aquatics Blog

 

2011 Climate-Aquatics Decision Support Workshop

 

Western US Stream Flow Metric Dataset

 

A National Stream Internet - 2-Page Science Briefing Paper

 


Contributors

Special thanks to all the managers and researchers from dozens of resources agencies for contributing their stream temperature data to make this project possible. List of all contributing agencies, tribes and organizations.

 

 
 

Regional Database and Modeled Stream Temperatures

Regional Database and Modeled Stream Temperatures Contributors

 

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