NorWeST Observed Stream Temperature Points General Metadata

Shapefile

Tags
stream, water, temperature, hydrography


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.

Note when joining tables that the observed temperature point shapefile for an area may not exactly match the observed database also available for download. Some contributors have chosen not to distribute their data, but have shared their thermograph locations.

Description

These data represent stream temperature observation locations for a portion of a larger study area known as the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GNLCC) http://greatnorthernlcc.org/. These data were collected and processed as part of the NorWeST stream temperature project http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/boise/AWAE/projects/NorWeST.html

These thermograph locations and the attendant temperature observations were used as the baseline data for the NorWeST stream temperature modeling project. As a result, modeled temperatures will be most reliable in areas with the greatest density of thermographs. These data reside in ESRI shapefile format, ArcGIS version 9.3. The point shapefile extents correspond to NorWeST production units, which generally relate to 6 digit (3rd code) hydrologic unit codes (HUCs).

The points in this shapefile represent the locations of in-stream thermographs (temperature sensors). These point locations have been modified slightly from their original locations as they were repositioned to overlay with 1:100,000 scale NHDPlus stream lines. (http://www.horizon-systems.com/NHDPlus/index.php) (USEPA and USGS, 2010) These points are intended to be used with a table (.xlsx format) of summarized temperature observations.

The points in this shapefile may be linked to the temperature observations through a field in the attribute table called: OBSPRED_ID. “Due to privacy restrictions, some temperature observations that were used in the modeling process have been omitted and are not displayed in the observation shapefile.”

Fields:

OBSPRED_ID - Unique ID assigned to each temperature deployment. A deployment is a site + year combination of data. Individual sites have multiple deployments when temperature monitoring occurs in more than one year.

PermaFID - ID given to a single temperature sensor site. A site may contain multiple years of data. SampleYear - The year that temperature data were recorded at the location.

UOM - Unit of measure of the original data (DegC = Celcius; DegF=Fahrenheit)

GNIS_NAME - The stream name from the Geographic Names Information System database

Source - The name of the organization that contributed the stream temperature data

COMID - COMID for the underlying 1:100,000 scale NHDPlus stream lines (version one).

Reference Cited: USEPA and USGS, 2010. NHDPlus Version 1 (NHDPlusV1) User Guide, available online at http://www.horizon-systems.com/NHDPlus/NHDPlusV1_documentation.php

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

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  -117.000142    East  -114.385523
North  47.079838    South  45.534603

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 Observed Stream Temperature 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 83702
Country US
e-mail addressmailto:sparkes@fs.fed.us?subject=NorWeST Observed Stream Temperature 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_ObservedTempPoints_xxxxxx
*Size 0.120
*Location
*Access protocol Local Area Network

Extents 

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type  Extent used for searching
*West longitude -117.000142
*East longitude -114.385523
*North latitude 47.079838
*South latitude 45.534603
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
*West longitude 1272048.291000
*East longitude 1469923.198000
*South latitude 1713333.920000
*North latitude 1881121.003000
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Maintenance 

Resource maintenance
Update frequency  as needed


Resource Constraints 

Constraints
Limitations of use

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_ObservedTempPoints_xxxxxx
*Object type  point
*Object count 4487



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name NorWeST_ObservedTempPoints_xxxxxx
*Feature type Simple
*Geometry type Point
*Has topology FALSE
*Feature count 4487
*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 0.120


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



Distribution format
*Name Shapefile


Transfer options
*Transfer size 0.120


Fields 

Details for object NorWeST_ObservedTempPoints_xxxxxx 
*Type Feature Class
*Row count 4487
Definition
Attribute Table



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 Double
*Width 10
*Precision 10
*Scale 0
Field description
This is a numeric field that can be linked to a .csv format table of summarized stream temperature observations

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field PERMA_FID
 
*Alias PERMA_FID
*Data type Double
*Width 10
*Precision 10
*Scale 0
Field description
Permanent Feature ID

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field SampleYear
 
*Alias SampleYear
*Data type Double
*Width 10
*Precision 10
*Scale 0
Field description
The year that temperature data were recorded at the location

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field UOM
 
*Alias UOM
*Data type String
*Width 254
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Unit of measure of the original data (DegC = Celcius; DegF=Fahrenheit)

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
The stream name from the Geographic Names Information System database

Description source
USFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab



Field Source
 
*Alias Source
*Data type String
*Width 254
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
The name of the organization that contributed the stream temperature data

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





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


Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2015-01-08 18:30:12


Automatic updates
Last update 2015-01-08 18:30:12


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 83702
Country US
e-mail addressmailto:sparkes@fs.fed.us?subject=NorWeST Observed Stream Temperature Points



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 Observed Stream Temperature Points for 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 stream temperature observation locations for a portion of a larger study area known as the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GNLCC) http://greatnorthernlcc.org/. These data were collected and processed as part of the NorWeST stream temperature project http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/boise/AWAE/projects/NorWeST.html These thermograph locations and the attendant temperature observations were used as the baseline data for the NorWeST stream temperature modeling project. As a result, modeled temperatures will be most reliable in areas with the greatest density of thermographs. These data reside in ESRI shapefile format, ArcGIS version 9.3. The point shapefile extents correspond to NorWeST production units, which generally relate to 6 digit (3rd code) hydrologic unit codes (HUCs). The points in this shapefile represent the locations of in-stream thermographs (temperature sensors). These point locations have been modified slightly from their original locations as they were repositioned to overlay with 1:100,000 scale NHDPlus stream lines. (http://www.horizon-systems.com/NHDPlus/index.php) (USEPA and USGS, 2010) These points are intended to be used with a table (.xlsx format) of summarized temperature observations. The points in this shapefile may be linked to the temperature observations through a field in the attribute table called: OBSPRED_ID. “Duto privacy restrictions, some temperature observations that were used in the modeling process have been omitted and are not displayed in the observation shapefile.”Fields: OBSPRED_ID - Unique ID assigned to each temperature deployment. A deployment is a site + year combination of data. Individual sites have multiple deployments when temperature monitoring occurs in more than one year. PermaFID - ID given to a single temperature sensor site. A site may contain multiple years of data. SampleYear - The year that temperature data were recorded at the location. UOM - Unit of measure of the original data (DegC = Celcius; DegF=Fahrenheit) GNIS_NAME - The stream name from the Geographic Names Information System database Source - The name of the organization that contributed the stream temperature data COMID - COMID for the underlying 1:100,000 scale NHDPlus stream lines (version one).Reference Cited: USEPA and USGS, 2010. NHDPlus Version 1 (NHDPlusV1) User Guide, available online at http://www.horizon-systems.com/NHDPlus/NHDPlusV1_documentation.php
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.

Note when joining tables that the observed temperature point shapefile for an area may not exactly match the observed database also available for download. Some contributors have chosen not to distribute their data, but have shared their thermograph locations.
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
Currentness Reference
publication date
Status
ProgressComplete
Maintenance and Update FrequencyNone planned

Spatial Domain
Bounding Coordinates
West Bounding Coordinate-117.000142
East Bounding Coordinate-114.385523
North Bounding Coordinate47.079838
South Bounding Coordinate45.534603

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

Access Constraints
none
Use Constraints
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_ObservedTempPoints_xxxx
Entity Type Definition
Attribute Table

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
This is a numeric field that can be linked to a .csv format table of summarized stream temperature observations
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelPERMA_FID
Attribute Definition
Permanent Feature ID
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelSampleYear
Attribute Definition
The year that temperature data were recorded at the location
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelUOM
Attribute Definition
Unit of measure of the original data (DegC = Celcius; DegF=Fahrenheit)
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelGNIS_NAME
Attribute Definition
The stream name from the Geographic Names Information System database
Attribute Definition SourceUSFS RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Attribute
Attribute LabelSource
Attribute Definition
The name of the organization that contributed the stream temperature data
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

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 Observed Stream Temperature 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 Date2014-03-25
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 Observed Stream Temperature 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