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Stream Temperature Regional Database and Model Supporting Research and Presentations

 

Suggested Citations for NorWeST:

 

Original Grant Proposal

Isaak, D.J., S.J. Wenger, E.E. Peterson, J. M. Ver Hoef, S. Hostetler, C.H. Luce, J.B. Dunham, J. Kershner, B.B. Roper, D. Nagel, D. Horan, G. Chandler, S. Parkes, and S. Wollrab. 2011. NorWeST: An interagency stream temperature database and model for the Northwest United States. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative Grant. Project website: www.fs.fed.us/rm/boise/AWAE/projects/NorWeST.html

Original Temperature Model Application

Isaak, Daniel J.; Luce, Charles H.; Rieman, Bruce E.; Nagel, David E.; Peterson, Erin E.; Horan, Dona L.; Parkes, Sharon; Chandler, Gwynne L.  2010. Effects of climate change and wildfire on stream temperatures and salmonid thermal habitat in a mountain river network.   Ecological Applications. 20(5): 1350-1371.

 


Supporting Research

Isaak, D.J., E. Peterson, J. V. Hoef, S. Wenger, J. Falke, C. Torgersen, C. Sowder, A. Steel, M.J. Fortin, C. Jordan, A. Reusch, N. Som, P. Monestiez. 2014. Applications of spatial statistical network models to stream data. WIREs Water 1 doi: 10.1002/wat2.1023

 

Hostetler, S.W.; Alder, J.R.; and Allan, A.M. 2011. Dynamically downscaled climate simulations over North America:
Methods, evaluation and supporting documentation for users: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
2011-1238.
64 p. Regional Climate Downscaling

 

Isaak, Daniel J.; Luce, Charles H.; Rieman, Bruce E.; Nagel, David E.; Peterson, Erin E.; Horan, Dona L.; Parkes, Sharon; Chandler, Gwynne L.  2010. Effects of climate change and wildfire on stream temperatures and salmonid thermal habitat in a mountain river network. Ecological Applications. 20(5): 1350-1371.

 

Isaak, Daniel J.; Rieman, Bruce E. 2013. Stream isotherm shifts from climate change and implications for distributions of ectothermic organisms. Global Change Biology. 19:742-751.

 

Isaak, D.J., S. Wollrab, D. Horan, and G. Chandler. 2012. Climate change effects on stream and river temperatures across the Northwest U.S. from 1980 – 2009 and implications for salmonid fishes. Climatic Change 113:499-524.

 

Peterson E.E. and Ver Hoef J.M. 2014. STARS: An ArcGIS toolset used to calculate the spatial information needed to fit spatial statistical models to stream network data. Journal of Statistical Software 56(2):1-17.  

 

Peterson, E.E., and J. M. Ver Hoef. 2010. A mixed-model moving-average approach to geostatistical modeling in stream networks. Ecology 91:644-651.

 

Ver Hoef, J. M., and E. E. Peterson. 2010. A moving average approach for spatial statistical models of stream networks. Journal of the American Statistical Association. 105:6–18.

 

Ver Hoef, J. M., E. E. Peterson, and D. M. Theobald. 2006. Spatial statistical models that use flow and stream distance. Environmental and Ecological Statistics 13:449–464.

 

Ver Hoef J.M., Peterson E.E., Clifford D., and Shah R. 2014. SSN: An R package for spatial statistical modeling on stream networks. Journal of Statistical Software 56(3):1-45.

 

 

Statistical techniques used for NorWeST temperature models described at: SSN & STARS: Tools for Spatial Statistical Modeling on Stream Networks

 

 

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Presentations

Isaak, D., S. Wenger, E. Peterson, J. Ver Hoef, C. Luce, S. Hostetler, J. Dunham, J. Kershner, B. Roper, D. Nagel, D. Horan, G. Chandler, S. Parkes, S. Wollrab. 2014. Idaho applications of the NorWeST stream temperature database, model, and climate scenarios. Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Idaho Falls, ID, February 11-13.

 

Isaak, D., S. Wenger, E. Peterson, J. Ver Hoef, C. Luce, S. Hostetler, J. Dunham, J. Kershner, B. Roper, D. Nagel, D. Horan, G. Chandler, S. Parkes, S. Wollrab. 2014. A thermal map for all Idaho streams. Water quality workshop: Monitoring, assessment, and management. Boise, ID, February 4-6. Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Idaho Falls, ID, February 11-13. Boise river basin planning meeting. Boise, ID, February 10.

 

Isaak, D., J. Ver Hoef, and E. Peterson. 2014. New information from old stream data through applications of spatial statistical network models. Atlantic Salmon Conference. Orono, ME, January 9. Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Eugene, OR, February 25-28. Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Idaho Falls, ID, February 11-13. Water quality workshop: Monitoring, assessment, and management. Boise, ID, February 4-6.

 

Isaak, D., S. Wenger, E. Peterson, J. Ver Hoef, C. Luce, S. Hostetler, J. Dunham, J. Kershner, B. Roper, D. Nagel, D. Horan, G. Chandler, S. Parkes, S. Wollrab. 2014. Provisional Oregon stream temperature database for the NorWeST regional archive and modeled stream climate scenario maps. Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Eugene, OR, February 25-28.

 

Isaak, D. 2013. Rapid emergence of massive temperature monitoring networks in streams and rivers across North America. American Geophysical Union meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 9 - 13.

(Related Article): Inexpensive sensors ushers in nationwide boom in stream temperature monitoring - Environmental Monitor

Isaak, D., S. Wenger, E. Peterson, J. Ver Hoef, C. Luce, S. Hostetler, J. Dunham, J. Kershner, B. Roper, D. Nagel, D. Horan, G. Chandler, S. Parkes, S. Wollrab. 2012. NorWeST: A regional stream temperature database and model for high-resolution aquatic vulnerability assessments and decision support across the Northwest U.S. Presentation given at 3rd Annual Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference, Boise, ID; Northwest Biological Assessment workgroup meeting, Boise, ID; U.S. Forest Service Region 6 meeting, Eugene, OR; American Geophysical Union, fall meeting. San Francisco, CA, December 3 – 7. Published abstract #B33E-0571.

(Related Poster): The NorWeST Regional Stream Temperature Model For High-Resolution Climate Vulnerability Assessments

 

(Related Poster): Toward a regional stream temperature model through integration of multi-agency temperature databases using spatial statistical models

Isaak, D., S. Wenger, E. Peterson, J. V. Hoef, C. Luce, D. Nagel, S. Hostetler, J. Dunham, J. Kershner, B. Roper, D. Horan, G. Chandler, S. Parkes, and S. Wollrab. 2013. Applications of the NorWeST regional stream temperature model to improve conservation and monitoring of aquatic resources. Region 1 USFS, Missoula, MT, March 19-21.

 

Isaak, D., S. Wenger, E. Peterson, J. V. Hoef, C. Luce, D. Nagel, S. Hostetler, J. Dunham, J. Kershner, B. Roper, D. Horan, G. Chandler, S. Parkes, and S. Wollrab. 2013. Use of NorWeST for regionally consistent status and trend assessments of stream temperature. Northwest Water Quality Modelers Meeting. Lacey, WA May 7 – 8.

 

Isaak, D., S. Wenger, B. Rieman, C. Luce, E. Peterson, and B. Roper. 2012. Climate change effects on coldwater stream ecosystems: how climate concerns are driving development of better decision support tools and improving resource management. National webinar co-hosted by the USFWS National Conservation Training Center and the National Wildlife Federation. January 18.

 

Isaak, D., S. Wenger, E. Peterson, J. Ver Hoef, C. Luce, S. Hostetler, J. Dunham, J. Kershner, B. Roper, D. Nagel, D. Horan, G. Chandler, S. Parkes, S. Wollrab. 2013. Progress on the NorWeST stream temperature climate scenarios for the Northwest U.S. Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference. Portland, OR, September 4 – 5.

 

Nagel, D., Isaak, D., Horan, D., Chandler, G., Parkes, S., Wenger, S., Wollrab, S., Dunham, J., and Hockman-Wert , D. 2013. High Resolution Geospatial Stream Temperature Data for the Northwest U.S. A User’s Guide for the NorWeST Regional Database and Model. Western Division American Fisheries Society Meeting, Boise, ID, April 15-18.

 

Ver Hoef, J., E. Peterson, and D. Isaak. 2012. Spatial statistical models on stream networks. NOAA, Monster Jam Seminar. Seattle, WA. (PDF | Large 1-hour MMV video file)

 

 

 

Blogs and Newsletters

ESRI ArcGIS Resources Blog - SSN and STARS: Tools for Spatial Statistical Modeling on Stream Networks

 

GNLCC Feature - A Regional Stream Temperature Model to Aid Climate Vulnerability Assessments on the NorWeST Website

 

 

Stream Temperature Climate-Aquatics Blog


Blog #7: Accurate downscaling of climate change effects on river network temperatures through use of inter-agency temperature databases and application of new spatial statistical stream models

 

Blog #23: New Studies Describe Historic & Future Rates of Warming in Northwest US Streams - Climate’s Cooking Along in Northwest U.S. Streams…

 

Blog #25 NorWeST_A Massive Regional Stream Temperature Database - Lucky region “finds” $10,000,000 of useful data lying around

 

Blog #26: Mapping Thermal Heterogeneity & Climate in Riverine Environments - Pictures really are worth a thousand words, which is why maps are powerful tools…

 

Blog #27: Part 1, Spatial Statistical Models for Stream Networks: Context & Conceptual Foundations - Having the right tools is a good thing…

 

Blog #28: Part 2, Spatial Statistical Models for Stream Networks: Applications and Inference - Using the right tools is even better…

 

Blog #29: Part 3, Spatial statistical models for stream networks: Freeware tools for model implementation - Being given the right tools for free is the best...

 

Blog #40: Crowd-sourcing a BIG DATA regional stream temperature model for high-resolution climate vulnerability assessments

 

 

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