NorWeST Modeled Stream Temperature Stream Points General Metadata

Shapefile

Tags
stream, water, temperature, hydrography, stream temperature model, future scenarios


Summary

These data were originally intended to be used for managing biological resources and predicting species distributions that are affected by August mean stream temperature.

Description

These data represent modeled stream temperatures for a portion of a larger dataset known as the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GNLCC) (http://greatnorthernlcc.org/). This metadata record is a combined description for two spatial data feature types, vector lines and points, which cover the same geographic area. The line features are derived from NHDPlus (http://www.horizon-systems.com/NHDPlus/index.php) (USEPA and USGS, 2010) stream lines and the point data represent 1 km intervals along the NHDPlus stream network.

Both datasets contain identical modeled stream temperature attributes. These modeled stream temperatures were generated as part of the U.S. Forest Service NorWeST stream temperature project http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/boise/AWAE/projects/NorWeST.html These data reside in ESRI shapefile format, ArcGIS version 9.3. The line and point shapefile extents correspond to NorWeST production units, which generally relate to 6 digit (3rd code) hydrologic unit codes (HUCs). August mean stream temperature was the metric selected to be modeled in the NorWeST temperature model. Use of this metric allowed the largest proportion of data in the NorWeST observed temperature database to be used (~80%), which facilitated calibration of the model to thousands of unique stream sites across the region. The vector stream line data were derived from the NHDPlus data through a process referred to as reconditioning. This reconditioned data set was modified from the original NHDPlus data to ensure stream connectivity, which was required to fit spatial statistical models to the stream network data. Braided channels, most canals, and disconnected streams were deleted from NHDPlus.

Additionally, where three or more segments converged into a single downstream segment the stream layer was manually edited to offset two of the three segments. Because many stream segments were deleted, this dataset does not contain all of the line features of the original NHDPlus data. The FLoWS and STARS toolboxes (http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/boise/AWAE/projects/SpatialStreamNetworks.shtml) were used to identify topological errors and generate the final spatial layer. The stream lines were further processed into 1 km segments to be used as input for the NorWeST stream temperature model. The point shapefiles correspond to the mid-point location for each 1 km stream segment. Stream temperatures were modeled at each point location. Modeled temperature values were subsequently attributed back to the 1 km stream line dataset. Stream temperatures were modeled from a set of covariate predictors using spatial statistical software called SSN and STARS (Ver Hoef et al. 2006). (http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/boise/AWAE/projects/SpatialStreamNetworks.shtml)

The spatial covariates used for modeling stream temperature were derived from various sources as described below:

1. Air temperature_August (?C). Mean August air temperature across the river basin derived from the dynamically downscaled NCEP RegCM3 reanalysis (Hostetler et al. 2011). Data were downloaded from the USGS Regional Climate Downscaling website (http://regclim.coas.oregonstate.edu/index.html).

2. Stream discharge_August (m3/s). Mean August stream discharge across the river based derived from USGS flow gages on streams with minimal water abstraction or storage reservoirs. Data were downloaded from the NWIS website (http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/rt).

3. Elevation (m). Elevation at stream temperature sites was used to represent the vertical trend towards cooler air temperatures. Data were obtained from the 30-m resolution digital elevation model associated with NHDPlus (USEPA and USGS, 2010). Data were downloaded from http://www.horizon-systems.com/NHDPlus/NHDPlusV1_home.php.

4. Latitude (m). The y-coordinate at stream temperature sites from the Albers Equal Area projection was used to represent latitude and the poleward trend towards cooler air temperatures.

5. Canopy %. The percent canopy variable from the 2001 version of the National Land Cover Database (NLCD; Homer et al., 2007) was used to represent stream shade at each temperature site. Canopy % values in areas with recent wildfires between 2001 and 2008 were reduced based on U.S. Forest Service burn severity data following procedures developed by Miller et al. (2009). NLCD data were downloaded from http://www.mrlc.gov/nlcd2001.php.

6. Cumulative drainage area (km sq.). The value of CUMDRAINAG in NHDPlus (USEPA and USGS, 2010) at each stream temperature site was used to represent stream size and amount of insolation. It was assumed that larger streams had been exposed to insolation over a greater length and were less shaded by adjacent riparian vegetation. Data were downloaded from http://www.horizon-systems.com/NHDPlus/NHDPlusV1_home.php.

7. Stream slope %. The stream slope value in NHDPlus (USEPA and USGS, 2010) at a stream temperature site. It was assumed that slope affects flow velocity and equilibration time to local heating conditions. Steeper slopes, therefore, should negatively affect stream temperatures because conditions further upstream at higher elevations have greater influence on local temperatures. Data were downloaded from http://www.horizon-systems.com/NHDPlus/NHDPlusV1_home.php.

8. Mean annual precipitation (mm). The value of AREAWTMAP in NHDPlus (USEPA and USGS, 2010) at each stream temperature site. Areas with high annual precipitation may have higher water yields that cool streams. Data were downloaded from http://www.horizon-systems.com/NHDPlus/NHDPlusV1_home.php.

9. Base flow index (BFI). The value of the base flow index (Wolock, 2003) at a stream temperature site. Streams with larger baseflows and groundwater contributions are thought to be colder than other streams and potentially less sensitive to climate warming. Data were downloaded from http://ks.water.usgs.gov/pubs/abstracts/of.03-263.htm.

10. Glacier %. The percentage of the catchment area classified as glacier at each temperature site. Summaries were computed using a standard flow accumulation routine. This covariate represents the local cooling effect that glaciers may have on downstream temperatures. Data were downloaded from http://glaciers.research.pdx.edu/Downloads.

11. Lake %. The value of NLCD11PC in NHDPlus (USEPA and USGS, 2010), which is the percentage of the catchment area classified as open water, at a temperature site. This covariate represents the warming effect that natural lakes and many reservoirs have on downstream temperatures. Data were downloaded from http://www.horizon-systems.com/NHDPlus/NHDPlusV1_home.php.

12. Tailwater. Categorical predictor variable coded as 0/1 to indicate whether a stream temperature site is downstream from a reservoir that creates an anomalously cold tailwater. Using the SSN and STARS tools along with the covariate predictors, various mean August stream temperature scenarios were modeled. The scenarios include the 19 year average from 1993-2011, the 10 year average from 2002-2001, and single year scenarios for the years 1993 through 2011.

Referenced Cited:

Homer, C., Dewitz, J., Fry, J., Coan, M., Hossain, N., Larson, C., Herold, N., McKerrow, A., VanDriel, J.N., and Wickham, J. 2007. Completion of the 2001 National Land Cover Database for the Conterminous United States. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 73:337-341.

Hostetler, S.W., J.R. Alder, and A.M. Allan. 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. website: http://regclim.coas.oregonstate.edu/index.html USEPA and USGS, 2010. NHDPlus Version 1 (NHDPlusV1) User Guide, available online at http://www.horizon-systems.com/NHDPlus/NHDPlusV1_documentation.php

Miller, J.D., E.E. Knapp, C.H. Key, C.N. Skinner, C.J. Isbell, R.M. Creasy, J.W. Sherlock, 2009. Calibration and validation of the relative differenced Normalized Burn Ratio (RdNBR) to three measures of fire severity in the Sierra Nevada and Klamath Mountains, California, USA. Remote Sensing of the Environment, 113:645-656.

Ver Hoef, J.M., E.E. Peterson, and D. Theobald. 2006. Spatial statistical models that use flow and stream distance. Environmental and Ecological Statistics 13:449-464. Wolock, D.M. 2003. Base - Flow Index Grid for the Conterminous United States. U.S. Geological Survey open-file report 03-263, USGS, Lawrence, KS.

Credits

U.S. Forest Service; Rocky Mountain Research Station; Air, Water, and Aquatic Environments Program (AWAE).
http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/boise/awae_home.shtml

Use limitations

These data should be used with the understanding that the stream temperature values contained herein are modeled temperatures, not actual temperatures, and are subject error. The USDA Forest Service makes no warranty, expressed or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, nor assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, reliability, completeness or utility of these geospatial data, or for the improper or incorrect use of these geospatial data. These geospatial data and related maps or graphics are not legal documents and are not intended to be used as such. The data and maps may not be used to determine title, ownership, legal descriptions or boundaries, legal jurisdiction, or restrictions that may be in place on either public or private land. Natural hazards may or may not be depicted on the data and maps, and land users should exercise due caution. The data are dynamic and may change over time. The user is responsible to verify the limitations of the geospatial data and to use the data accordingly.

Extent

West  -117.101483    East  -114.328151
North  47.128173    South  45.449504

Scale Range
Maximum (zoomed in)  1:5,000
Minimum (zoomed out)  1:150,000,000

ArcGIS Metadata 

Topics and Keywords 

*Content type  Downloadable Data


Citation 

Title NorWeST Modeled Stream Temperature Stream Points General Metadata
Revision date 2015-01-08 00:00:00


Presentation formats* digital map


Other citation details
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



Citation Contacts 

Responsible party
Individual's name Sharon (Parkes) Payne
Organization's name USDA Forest Service RMRS Boise ASL
Contact's position GIS Specialist
Contact's role  distributor


Contact information
Phone
Voice 208-373-4356

Address
Type both
Delivery point 322 East Front St.; Suite 401
City Boise
Administrative area ID
Postal code 83642
Country US
e-mail addressmailto:sparkes@fs.fed.us?subject=NorWeST Modeled Stream Temperature Stream Points General Metadata



Resource Details 

Dataset languages* English (UNITED STATES)
Dataset character set  utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format


Status  on-going
Spatial representation type* vector


*Processing environment Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.2.1.3497


Credits
U.S. Forest Service; Rocky Mountain Research Station; Air, Water, and Aquatic Environments Program (AWAE).
http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/boise/awae_home.shtml

ArcGIS item properties
*Name NorWeST_PredictedStreamTempPoints_xxxxxx
*Size 0.444
*Location
*Access protocol Local Area Network

Extents 

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type  Extent used for searching
*West longitude -117.101483
*East longitude -114.328151
*North latitude 47.128173
*South latitude 45.449504
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
*West longitude 1264545.848091
*East longitude 1474361.906458
*South latitude 1704138.757860
*North latitude 1886474.073044
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Maintenance 

Resource maintenance
Update frequency  as needed


Resource Constraints 

Constraints
Limitations of use

These data should be used with the understanding that the stream temperature values contained herein are modeled temperatures, not actual temperatures, and are subject error. The USDA Forest Service makes no warranty, expressed or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, nor assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, reliability, completeness or utility of these geospatial data, or for the improper or incorrect use of these geospatial data. These geospatial data and related maps or graphics are not legal documents and are not intended to be used as such. The data and maps may not be used to determine title, ownership, legal descriptions or boundaries, legal jurisdiction, or restrictions that may be in place on either public or private land. Natural hazards may or may not be depicted on the data and maps, and land users should exercise due caution. The data are dynamic and may change over time. The user is responsible to verify the limitations of the geospatial data and to use the data accordingly.


Legal constraints
Access constraints  other restrictions
Use constraints  other restrictions


Spatial Reference 

ArcGIS coordinate system
*Type Projected
*Geographic coordinate reference GCS_North_American_1983
*Projection NAD_1983_Albers
*Coordinate reference details
Projected coordinate system
X origin -13886400
Y origin -7347800
XY scale 292700022.57646328
Z origin -100000
Z scale 10000
M origin -100000
M scale 10000
XY tolerance 0.001
Z tolerance 0.001
M tolerance 0.001
High precision true
Well-known text PROJCS["NAD_1983_Albers",GEOGCS["GCS_North_American_1983",DATUM["D_North_American_1983",SPHEROID["GRS_1980",6378137.0,298.257222101]],PRIMEM["Greenwich",0.0],UNIT["Degree",0.0174532925199433]],PROJECTION["Albers"],PARAMETER["False_Easting",1500000.0],PARAMETER["False_Northing",0.0],PARAMETER["Central_Meridian",-114.0],PARAMETER["Standard_Parallel_1",43.0],PARAMETER["Standard_Parallel_2",47.0],PARAMETER["Latitude_Of_Origin",30.0],UNIT["Meter",1.0]]

Reference system identifier
*Value 0


Spatial Data Properties 

Vector
*Level of topology for this dataset  geometry only


Geometric objects
Feature class name NorWeST_PredictedStreamTempPoints_xxxxx
*Object type  point
*Object count 16607



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name NorWeST_PredictedStreamTempPoints_xxxxx
*Feature type Simple
*Geometry type Point
*Has topology FALSE
*Feature count 16607
*Spatial index TRUE
*Linear referencing FALSE



Lineage 

Lineage statement
NHD Plus version 1 - see description

Distribution 

Distributor
Available format
*Name Shapefile


Transfer options
*Transfer size 9.080


Online source
*Location working
*Access protocol Local Area Network
*Description  Downloadable Data



Distribution format
*Name Shapefile


Transfer options
*Transfer size 0.444


Fields 

Details for object NorWeST_PredictedStreamTempPoints_xxxxx 
*Type Feature Class
*Row count 16607
Definition
Attribute Table

Definition source
ESRI



Field FID
 
*Alias FID
*Data type OID
*Width 4
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Internal feature number.

Description source
ESRI

Description of values
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.





Field Shape
 
*Alias Shape
*Data type Geometry
*Width 0
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Feature geometry.

Description source
ESRI

Description of values
Coordinates defining the features.





Field OBSPRED_ID
 
*Alias OBSPRED_ID
*Data type Integer
*Width 8
*Precision 8
*Scale 0
Field description
A unique ID for each feature

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field ELEV
 
*Alias ELEV
*Data type Double
*Width 11
*Precision 10
*Scale 2
Field description
Elevation in meters

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field CANOPY
 
*Alias CANOPY
*Data type Double
*Width 11
*Precision 10
*Scale 2
Field description
Percent canopy for each 1 km stream segment

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field TAILWATER
 
*Alias TAILWATER
*Data type Integer
*Width 8
*Precision 8
*Scale 0
Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Field description
Categorical predictor variable coded as 0/1 to indicate whether a stream temperature site is downstream from a reservoir that creates an anomalously cold tailwater.



Field SLOPE
 
*Alias SLOPE
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 18
*Scale 11
Field description
Slope (rise/run) for each NHDPlus stream reach

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field PRECIP
 
*Alias PRECIP
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 18
*Scale 5
Field description
NHDPlus precipitation measure (mm)

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field CUMDRAINAG
 
*Alias CUMDRAINAG
*Data type Double
*Width 13
*Precision 12
*Scale 3
Field description
Cumulative drainage area (sq. km) for each NHDPlus stream reach

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field Y_COORD
 
*Alias Y_COORD
*Data type Double
*Width 13
*Precision 12
*Scale 2
Field description
Y coordinate of Albers Equal Area projection with units meters, used as surrogate for latitude

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field NLCD11PC
 
*Alias NLCD11PC
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 18
*Scale 11
Field description
Percent cumulative open water from NHDPlus, derived from National Land Cover Dataset

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field BFI
 
*Alias BFI
*Data type Integer
*Width 8
*Precision 8
*Scale 0
Field description
Base flow index. Base flow to total flow as a percentage

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field Air_Aug
 
*Alias Air_Aug
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
August mean air temperature for the NorWeST processing unit

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field GLACIER
 
*Alias GLACIER
*Data type Double
*Width 11
*Precision 10
*Scale 2
Field description
The percentage of the catchment area classified as glacier at each temperature site.

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field Flow_Aug
 
*Alias Flow_Aug
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
August mean stream flow metric for the NorWeST processing unit

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field S1_93_11
 
*Alias S1_93_11
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Scenario 1, modeled stream temperature from 1993-2011

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field S2_02_11
 
*Alias S2_02_11
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Scenario 2, modeled stream temperature from 2002-2011

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field S3_1993
 
*Alias S3_1993
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Scenario 3, modeled stream temperature for the year 1993

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field S4_1994
 
*Alias S4_1994
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Scenario 4, modeled stream temperature for the year 1994

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field S5_1995
 
*Alias S5_1995
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Scenario 5, modeled stream temperature for the year 1995

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field S6_1996
 
*Alias S6_1996
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Scenario 6, modeled stream temperature for the year 1996

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field S7_1997
 
*Alias S7_1997
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Scenario 7, modeled stream temperature for the year 1997

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field S8_1998
 
*Alias S8_1998
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Scenario 8, modeled stream temperature for the year 1998

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field S9_1999
 
*Alias S9_1999
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Scenario 9, modeled stream temperature for the year 1999

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field S10_2000
 
*Alias S10_2000
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Scenario 10, modeled stream temperature for the year 2000

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field S11_2001
 
*Alias S11_2001
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Scenario 11, modeled stream temperature for the year 2001

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field S12_2002
 
*Alias S12_2002
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Scenario 12, modeled stream temperature for the year 2002

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field S13_2003
 
*Alias S13_2003
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Scenario 13, modeled stream temperature for the year 2003

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field S14_2004
 
*Alias S14_2004
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Scenario 14, modeled stream temperature for the year 2004

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field S15_2005
 
*Alias S15_2005
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Scenario 15, modeled stream temperature for the year 2005

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field S16_2006
 
*Alias S16_2006
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Scenario 16, modeled stream temperature for the year 2006

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field S17_2007
 
*Alias S17_2007
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Scenario 17, modeled stream temperature for the year 2007

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field S18_2008
 
*Alias S18_2008
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Scenario 18, modeled stream temperature for the year 2008

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field S19_2009
 
*Alias S19_2009
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Scenario 19, modeled stream temperature for the year 2009

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field S20_2010
 
*Alias S20_2010
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Scenario 20, modeled stream temperature for the year 2010

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field S21_2011
 
*Alias S21_2011
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Scenario 21, modeled stream temperature for the year 2011

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field FTYPE
 
*Alias FTYPE
*Data type String
*Width 24
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
This attribute is only for the predicted temperature locations. This attribute is the NHDPlus feature type and can have one of two values, either 'StreamRiver' or 'ArtificialPath'. This is an NHDPlus defined attribute

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field WATERBODY
 
*Alias WATERBODY
*Data type Integer
*Width 8
*Precision 8
*Scale 0
Field description
This attribute is only for the predicted temperature locations. This attribute is for prediction points that fall within an NHDPlus water body feature. Values may be 0 or 1. 1 represents a point or stream segment within a water body feature. This attribute was generated at the Boise Lab to designate line segments that fall within water bodies.

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field S22_PredSE
 
*Alias S22_PredSE
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Standard errors of stream temperature predictions.

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field S23_1C
 
*Alias S23_1C
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Future scenario adds 1.00̊ C to S1_93-11

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field S24_1C_D
 
*Alias S24_1C_D
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Future scenario adds 1.00 ̊C to S1_93-11 but also
accounts for differential warming of streams by using historical temperatures to scale temperature increases so that cold streams warm less than warm streams.

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences LabUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field S25_2C
 
*Alias S25_2C
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Future scenario adds 2.00̊ C to S1_93-11

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field S26_2C_D
 
*Alias S26_2C_D
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Future scenario adds 2.00 ̊C to S1_93-11 but also accounts for differential warming of streams by using historical temperatures to scale temperature increases so that cold streams warm less than warm streams.

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field S27_3C
 
*Alias S27_3C
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Future scenario adds 3.00̊ C to S1_93-11

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field S28_3C_D
 
*Alias S28_3C_D
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Future scenario adds 3.00 ̊C to S1_93-11 but also accounts fordifferential warming of streams by using historical temperatures to scale temperature increases so that cold streams warm less than warm streams

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field S29_2040
 
*Alias S29_2040
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Future scenario based on global climate model ensemble averages that represent the A1B warming trajectory for 2040s (2030-2059). Future stream deltas within a processing unit were similar and based on projected changes in August air temperature and stream discharge. 

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field S30_2040D
 
*Alias S30_2040D
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Future scenario based on global climate model ensemble averages that represent the A1B warming trajectory for 2040s (2030-2059). Future stream deltas within a processing unit were based on similar projected changes in August air temperature and stream discharge, but also accounted for differential warming of streams by using historical temperatures to scale temperature increases so that cold streams warm less than warm streams.

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field S31_2080
 
*Alias S31_2080
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Future scenario based on global climate model ensemble averages that represent the A1B warming trajectory for 2080s (2070-2099). Future stream deltas within a processing unit were similar and based on projected changes in August air temperature and stream discharge.

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field S32_2080D
 
*Alias S32_2080D
*Data type Double
*Width 19
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Future scenario based on global climate model ensemble averages that represent the A1B warming trajectory for 2080s (2070-2099). Future stream deltas within a processing unit were based on similar projected changes in August air temperature and stream discharge, but also accounted for differential
warming of streams by using historical temperatures to scale temperature increases so that cold streams warm less than warm streams.

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field COMID
 
*Alias COMID
*Data type Integer
*Width 9
*Precision 9
*Scale 0
Field description
COMID for the underlying 1:100,000 scale NHDPlus stream lines (version one).

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field GNIS_NAME
 
*Alias GNIS_NAME
*Data type String
*Width 254
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
GNIS_NAME for the underlying 1:100,000 scale NHDPlus stream lines (version one).

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab





Metadata Details 

*Metadata language English (UNITED STATES)
*Metadata character set  8859part1 - Latin alphabet No. 1


Scope of the data described by the metadata* dataset
Scope name* dataset


*Last update 2015-01-08


ArcGIS metadata properties
Metadata format ArcGIS 1.0
Standard or profile used to edit metadata FGDC


Created in ArcGIS for the item 2014-06-14 11:39:10
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2015-01-08 18:48:20


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2015-01-08 18:48:20


Metadata Contacts 

Metadata contact
Individual's name Sharon (Parkes) Payne
Organization's name USDA Forest Service RMRS Boise ASL
Contact's position GIS Specialist
Contact's role  distributor


Contact information
Phone
Voice 208-373-4356

Address
Type both
Delivery point 322 East Front St.; Suite 401
City Boise
Administrative area ID
Postal code 83642
Country US
e-mail addressmailto:sparkes@fs.fed.us?subject=NorWeST Modeled Stream Temperature Stream Points General Metadata



FGDC Metadata (read-only) 

Identification 

Citation
Citation Information
OriginatorREQUIRED: The name of an organization or individual that developed the data set.
Publication Date2014
Title
NorWeST Modeled Stream Temperature Stream Points General Metadata
Geospatial Data Presentation Formvector digital data
Online Linkagehttp://www.fs.fed.us/rm/boise/AWAE/projects/NorWeST.html

Description
Abstract
These data represent modeled stream temperatures for a portion of a larger dataset known as the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GNLCC) (http://greatnorthernlcc.org/). This metadata record is a combined description for two spatial data feature types, vector lines and points, which cover the same geographic area. The line features are derived from NHDPlus (http://www.horizon-systems.com/NHDPlus/index.php) (USEPA and USGS, 2010) stream lines and the point data represent 1 km intervals along the NHDPlus stream network. Both datasets contain identical modeled stream temperature attributes. These modeled stream temperatures were generated as part of the U.S. Forest Service NorWeST stream temperature project http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/boise/AWAE/projects/NorWeST.html These data reside in ESRI shapefile format, ArcGIS version 9.3. The line and point shapefile extents correspond to NorWeST production units, which generally relate to 6 digit (3rd code) hydrologic unit codes (HUCs). August mean stream temperature was the metric selected to be modeled in the NorWeST temperature model. Use of this metric allowed the largest proportion of data in the NorWeST observed temperature database to be used (~80%), which facilitated calibration of the model to thousands of unique stream sites across the region. The vector stream line data were derived from the NHDPlus data through a process referred to as reconditioning. This reconditioned data set was modified from the original NHDPlus data to ensure stream connectivity, which was required to fit spatial statistical models to the stream network data. Braided channels, most canals, and disconnected streams were deleted from NHDPlus. Additionally, where three or more segments converged into a single downstream segment the stream layer was manually edited to offset two of the three segments. Because many stream segments were deleted, this dataset does not contain all of the line features of the original NHDPlus data. The FLoWS and STARS toolboxes (http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/boise/AWAE/projects/SpatialStreamNetworks.shtml) were used to identify topological errors and generate the final spatial layer. The stream lines were further processed into 1 km segments to be used as input for the NorWeST stream temperature model. The point shapefiles correspond to the mid-point location for each 1 km stream segment. Stream temperatures were modeled at each point location. Modeled temperature values were subsequently attributed back to the 1 km stream line dataset. Stream temperatures were modeled from a set of covariate predictors using spatial statistical software called SSN and STARS (Ver Hoef et al. 2006). (http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/boise/AWAE/projects/SpatialStreamNetworks.shtml) The spatial covariates used for modeling stream temperature were derived from various sources as described below: 1. Air temperature_August (?C). Mean August air temperature across the river basin derived from the dynamically downscaled NCEP RegCM3 reanalysis (Hostetler et al. 2011). Data were downloaded from the USGS Regional Climate Downscaling website (http://regclim.coas.oregonstate.edu/index.html). 2. Stream discharge_August (m3/s). Mean August stream discharge across the river based derived from USGS flow gages on streams with minimal water abstraction or storage reservoirs. Data were downloaded from the NWIS website (http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/rt). 3. Elevation (m). Elevation at stream temperature sites was used to represent the vertical trend towards cooler air temperatures. Data were obtained from the 30-m resolution digital elevation model associated with NHDPlus (USEPA and USGS, 2010). Data were downloaded from http://www.horizon-systems.com/NHDPlus/NHDPlusV1_home.php. 4. Latitude (m). The y-coordinate at stream temperature sites from the Albers Equal Area projection was used to represent latitude and the poleward trend towards cooler air temperatures. 5. Canopy %. The percent canopy variable from the 2001 version of the National Land Cover Database (NLCD; Homer et al., 2007) was used to represent stream shade at each temperature site. Canopy % values in areas with recent wildfires between 2001 and 2008 were reduced based on U.S. Forest Service burn severity data following procedures developed by Miller et al. (2009). NLCD data were downloaded from http://www.mrlc.gov/nlcd2001.php. 6. Cumulative drainage area (km sq.). The value of CUMDRAINAG in NHDPlus (USEPA and USGS, 2010) at each stream temperature site was used to represent stream size and amount of insolation. It was assumed that larger streams had been exposed to insolation over a greater length and were less shaded by adjacent riparian vegetation. Data were downloaded from http://www.horizon-systems.com/NHDPlus/NHDPlusV1_home.php. 7. Stream slope %. The stream slope value in NHDPlus (USEPA and USGS, 2010) at a stream temperature site. It was assumed that slope affects flow velocity and equilibration time to local heating conditions. Steeper slopes, therefore, should negatively affect stream temperatures because conditions further upstream at higher elevations have greater influence on local temperatures. Data were downloaded from http://www.horizon-systems.com/NHDPlus/NHDPlusV1_home.php. 8. Mean annual precipitation (mm). The value of AREAWTMAP in NHDPlus (USEPA and USGS, 2010) at each stream temperature site. Areas with high annual precipitation may have higher water yields that cool streams. Data were downloaded from http://www.horizon-systems.com/NHDPlus/NHDPlusV1_home.php. 9. Base flow index (BFI). The value of the base flow index (Wolock, 2003) at a stream temperature site. Streams with larger baseflows and groundwater contributions are thought to be colder than other streams and potentially less sensitive to climate warming. Data were downloaded from http://ks.water.usgs.gov/pubs/abstracts/of.03-263.htm. 10. Glacier %. The percentage of the catchment area classified as glacier at each temperature site. Summaries were computed using a standard flow accumulation routine. This covariate represents the local cooling effect that glaciers may have on downstream temperatures. Data were downloaded from http://glaciers.research.pdx.edu/Downloads. 11. Lake %. The value of NLCD11PC in NHDPlus (USEPA and USGS, 2010), which is the percentage of the catchment area classified as open water, at a temperature site. This covariate represents the warming effect that natural lakes and many reservoirs have on downstream temperatures. Data were downloaded from http://www.horizon-systems.com/NHDPlus/NHDPlusV1_home.php. 12. Tailwater. Categorical predictor variable coded as 0/1 to indicate whether a stream temperature site is downstream from a reservoir that creates an anomalously cold tailwater. Using the SSN and STARS tools along with the covariate predictors, various mean August stream temperature scenarios were modeled. The scenarios include the 19 year average from 1993-2011, the 10 year average from 2002-2001, and single year scenarios for the years 1993 through 2011. Referenced Cited: Homer, C., Dewitz, J., Fry, J., Coan, M., Hossain, N., Larson, C., Herold, N., McKerrow, A., VanDriel, J.N., and Wickham, J. 2007. Completion of the 2001 National Land Cover Database for the Conterminous United States. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 73:337-341. Hostetler, S.W., J.R. Alder, and A.M. Allan. 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. website: http://regclim.coas.oregonstate.edu/index.html USEPA and USGS, 2010. NHDPlus Version 1 (NHDPlusV1) User Guide, available online at http://www.horizon-systems.com/NHDPlus/NHDPlusV1_documentation.php Miller, J.D., E.E. Knapp, C.H. Key, C.N. Skinner, C.J. Isbell, R.M. Creasy, J.W. Sherlock, 2009. Calibration and validation of the relative differenced Normalized Burn Ratio (RdNBR) to three measures of fire severity in the Sierra Nevada and Klamath Mountains, California, USA. Remote Sensing of the Environment, 113:645-656. Ver Hoef, J.M., E.E. Peterson, and D. Theobald. 2006. Spatial statistical models that use flow and stream distance. Environmental and Ecological Statistics 13:449-464. Wolock, D.M. 2003. Base - Flow Index Grid for the Conterminous United States. U.S. Geological Survey open-file report 03-263, USGS, Lawrence, KS.
Purpose
These data were originally intended to be used for managing biological resources and predicting species distributions that are affected by August mean stream temperature.
Supplemental Information
http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/boise/AWAE/projects/NorWeST.html
Time Period of Content
Time Period Information
Single Date/Time
Calendar Date2014-01-10
Currentness Reference
publication date
Status
ProgressIn work
Maintenance and Update FrequencyAs needed

Spatial Domain
Bounding Coordinates
West Bounding Coordinate-117.112710
East Bounding Coordinate-114.321752
North Bounding Coordinate47.134054
South Bounding Coordinate45.440461

Keywords
Theme
Theme Keyword Thesaurusnone
Theme Keywordstream
Theme Keywordwater
Theme Keywordtemperature
Theme Keywordhydrography

Place
Place Keyword170603
Place Keyword

Access Constraints
none
Use Constraints
These data should be used with the understanding that the stream temperature values contained herein are modeled temperatures, not actual temperatures, and are subject error. 

The USDA Forest Service makes no warranty, expressed or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, nor assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, reliability, completeness or utility of these geospatial data, or for the improper or incorrect use of these geospatial data.  These geospatial data and related maps or graphics are not legal documents and are not intended to be used as such.  The data and maps may not be used to determine title, ownership, legal descriptions or boundaries, legal jurisdiction, or restrictions that may be in place on either public or private land.  Natural hazards may or may not be depicted on the data and maps, and land users should exercise due caution.   The data are dynamic and may change over time.  The user is responsible to verify the limitations of the geospatial data and to use the data accordingly.
Point of Contact
Contact Information
Contact Person Primary
Contact PersonDr. Daniel Isaak
Contact OrganizationU.S. Forest Service; Rocky Mountain Research Station
Contact PositionResearch Fisheries Biologist
Contact Address
Address Typemailing and physical address
Address322 East Front Street, Suite 401
CityBoise
State or ProvinceID
Postal Code83702
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone(208) 373-4340
Contact Facsimile Telephone(208) 373-4391
Hours of ServiceMST

Data Set Credit
U.S. Forest Service; Rocky Mountain Research Station; Air, Water, and Aquatic Environments Program (AWAE).
http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/boise/awae_home.shtml
Native Data Set Environment
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3000

Data Quality 

Lineage
Process Step
Process Description
See Abstract.
Metadata imported.
Process Date2014-01-10
Process Time14:01:21


Spatial Reference 

Horizontal Coordinate System Definition
Planar
Planar Coordinate Information
Planar Coordinate Encoding Methodcoordinate pair
Coordinate Representation
Abscissa Resolution0.000000
Ordinate Resolution0.000000
Planar Distance Unitsmeters

Geodetic Model
Horizontal Datum NameNorth American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid NameGeodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major Axis6378137.000000
Denominator of Flattening Ratio298.257222

Entities and Attributes 

Detailed Description
Entity Type
Entity Type LabelNorWeST_PredictedStreamTempPoints_xxxxx
Entity Type Definition
Attribute Table
Entity Type Definition SourceESRI

Attribute
Attribute LabelFID
Attribute Definition
Internal feature number.
Attribute Definition SourceESRI
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

Attribute
Attribute LabelShape
Attribute Definition
Feature geometry.
Attribute Definition SourceESRI
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
Coordinates defining the features.

Attribute
Attribute LabelOBSPRED_ID
Attribute Definition
A unique ID for each feature
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelELEV
Attribute Definition
Elevation in meters
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelCANOPY
Attribute Definition
Percent canopy for each 1 km stream segment
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelTAILWATER
Attribute Definition
Categorical predictor variable coded as 0/1 to indicate whether a stream temperature site is downstream from a reservoir that creates an anomalously cold tailwater.
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelSLOPE
Attribute Definition
Slope (rise/run) for each NHDPlus stream reach
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelPRECIP
Attribute Definition
NHDPlus precipitation measure (mm)
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelCUMDRAINAG
Attribute Definition
Cumulative drainage area (sq. km) for each NHDPlus stream reach
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelY_COORD
Attribute Definition
Y coordinate of Albers Equal Area projection with units meters, used as surrogate for latitude
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelNLCD11PC
Attribute Definition
Percent cumulative open water from NHDPlus, derived from National Land Cover Dataset
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelBFI
Attribute Definition
Base flow index. Base flow to total flow as a percentage
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelAir_Aug
Attribute Definition
August mean air temperature for the NorWeST processing unit
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelGLACIER
Attribute Definition
The percentage of the catchment area classified as glacier at each temperature site.
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelFlow_Aug
Attribute Definition
August mean stream flow metric for the NorWeST processing unit
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelS1_93_11
Attribute Definition
Scenario 1, modeled stream temperature from 1993-2011
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelS2_02_11
Attribute Definition
Scenario 2, modeled stream temperature from 2002-2011
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelS3_1993
Attribute Definition
Scenario 3, modeled stream temperature for the year 1993
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelS4_1994
Attribute Definition
Scenario 4, modeled stream temperature for the year 1994
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelS5_1995
Attribute Definition
Scenario 5, modeled stream temperature for the year 1995
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelS6_1996
Attribute Definition
Scenario 6, modeled stream temperature for the year 1996
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelS7_1997
Attribute Definition
Scenario 7, modeled stream temperature for the year 1997
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelS8_1998
Attribute Definition
Scenario 8, modeled stream temperature for the year 1998
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelS9_1999
Attribute Definition
Scenario 9, modeled stream temperature for the year 1999
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelS10_2000
Attribute Definition
Scenario 10, modeled stream temperature for the year 2000
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelS11_2001
Attribute Definition
Scenario 11, modeled stream temperature for the year 2001
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelS12_2002
Attribute Definition
Scenario 12, modeled stream temperature for the year 2002
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelS13_2003
Attribute Definition
Scenario 13, modeled stream temperature for the year 2003
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelS14_2004
Attribute Definition
Scenario 14, modeled stream temperature for the year 2004
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelS15_2005
Attribute Definition
Scenario 15, modeled stream temperature for the year 2005
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelS16_2006
Attribute Definition
Scenario 16, modeled stream temperature for the year 2006
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelS17_2007
Attribute Definition
Scenario 17, modeled stream temperature for the year 2007
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelS18_2008
Attribute Definition
Scenario 18, modeled stream temperature for the year 2008
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelS19_2009
Attribute Definition
Scenario 19, modeled stream temperature for the year 2009
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelS20_2010
Attribute Definition
Scenario 20, modeled stream temperature for the year 2010
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelS21_2011
Attribute Definition
Scenario 21, modeled stream temperature for the year 2011
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelFTYPE
Attribute Definition
This attribute is only for the predicted temperature locations. This attribute is the NHDPlus feature type and can have one of two values, either 'StreamRiver' or 'ArtificialPath'. This is an NHDPlus defined attribute
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelWATERBODY
Attribute Definition
This attribute is only for the predicted temperature locations. This attribute is for prediction points that fall within an NHDPlus water body feature. Values may be 0 or 1. 1 represents a point or stream segment within a water body feature. This attribute was generated at the Boise Lab to designate line segments that fall within water bodies.
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelS22_PredSE
Attribute Definition
Standard errors of stream temperature predictions.
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelS23_1C
Attribute Definition
Future scenario adds 1.00̊ C to S1_93-11
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelS24_1C_D
Attribute Definition
Future scenario adds 1.00 ̊C to S1_93-11 but also accounts for differential warming of streams by using historical temperatures to scale temperature increases so that cold streams warm less than warm streams.
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences LabUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelS25_2C
Attribute Definition
Future scenario adds 2.00̊ C to S1_93-11
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelS26_2C_D
Attribute Definition
Future scenario adds 2.00 ̊C to S1_93-11 but also accounts for differential warming of streams by using historical temperatures to scale temperature increases so that cold streams warm less than warm streams.
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelS27_3C
Attribute Definition
Future scenario adds 3.00̊ C to S1_93-11
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelS28_3C_D
Attribute Definition
Future scenario adds 3.00 ̊C to S1_93-11 but also accounts fordifferential warming of streams by using historical temperatures to scale temperature increases so that cold streams warm less than warm streams
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelS29_2040
Attribute Definition
Future scenario based on global climate model ensemble averages that represent the A1B warming trajectory for 2040s (2030-2059). Future stream deltas within a processing unit were similar and based on projected changes in August air temperature and stream discharge.
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelS30_2040D
Attribute Definition
Future scenario based on global climate model ensemble averages that represent the A1B warming trajectory for 2040s (2030-2059). Future stream deltas within a processing unit were based on similar projected changes in August air temperature and stream discharge, but also accounted for differential warming of streams by using historical temperatures to scale temperature increases so that cold streams warm less than warm streams.
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelS31_2080
Attribute Definition
Future scenario based on global climate model ensemble averages that represent the A1B warming trajectory for 2080s (2070-2099). Future stream deltas within a processing unit were similar and based on projected changes in August air temperature and stream discharge.
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelS32_2080D
Attribute Definition
Future scenario based on global climate model ensemble averages that represent the A1B warming trajectory for 2080s (2070-2099). Future stream deltas within a processing unit were based on similar projected changes in August air temperature and stream discharge, but also accounted for differential warming of streams by using historical temperatures to scale temperature increases so that cold streams warm less than warm streams.
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelCOMID
Attribute Definition
COMID for the underlying 1:100,000 scale NHDPlus stream lines (version one).
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelGNIS_NAME
Attribute Definition
GNIS_NAME for the underlying 1:100,000 scale NHDPlus stream lines (version one).
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Distribution Information 

Distributor
Contact Information
Contact Person Primary
Contact PersonSharon Payne
Contact OrganizationUSDA FS RMRS Boise
Contact PositionGIS Specialist
Contact Address
Address Typemailing and physical address
Address322 East Front Street, Suite 401
CityBoise
State or ProvinceID
Postal Code83702
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone(208) 373-4356
Contact Facsimile Telephone(208) 373-4391
Contact Electronic Mail Addressmailto:sparkes@fs.fed.us?subject=NorWeST Modeled Stream Temperature Stream Points General Metadata
Hours of ServiceMST

Resource DescriptionDownloadable Data
Distribution Liability
The information depicted in this GIS layer is the result of digital analyses performed on a database consisting of information from a variety of governmental and other credible sources. The accuracy of the information presented is limited to the collective accuracy of the database on the date of the analysis. The information is believed accurate and reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the data. However, the USFS RMRS Boise expressly disclaims responsibility for damages or liability that may arise from use of this data. This product is the property of the USFS RMRS Boise and its use is thereby restricted.
Standard Order Process
Digital Form
Digital Transfer Information
Transfer Size6.951

Custom Order Process
call/write/email contact individual


Metadata Reference 

Metadata Date2014-01-07
Metadata Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact OrganizationUSDA FS RMRS Boise
Contact PersonSharon Payne
Contact PositionGIS Specialist
Contact Address
Address Typemailing and physical address
Address322 East Front Street, Suite 401
CityBoise
State or ProvinceID
Postal Code83702

Contact Voice Telephone(208) 373-4356
Contact Facsimile Telephone(208) 373-4391
Contact Electronic Mail Addressmailto:sparkes@fs.fed.us?subject=NorWeST Modeled Stream Temperature Stream Points General Metadata
Hours of ServiceMST

Metadata Standard NameFGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard VersionFGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata Time Conventionlocal time


Metadata Extensions
Online Linkagehttp://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
Profile NameESRI Metadata Profile