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


 

Software |Example Data | Other Links

Software

License

The SSN and STARS package are free software; you can redistribute and/or modify them under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as published by the Free Software Foundation.  Also, these tools are distributed in the hope that they will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY.


Also, these tools are constantly being updated and improved. Please check to ensure that you have the most recent version before undertaking your final analyses.

SSN

Downloads

SSN Package – Current Release

Online Documentation

SSN A vignette

 

Reference Manual

 

Citation

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).

STARS

Downloads

STARS Current Release

 

Example datasets for STARS Tutorial

Online Documentation

STARS: Spatial tools for the analysis of river systems – A tutorial

 

STARS A vignette

Citation

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).  

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Example data

 

NCEAS Presentation that steps through the predictors and response variables & then has maps showing each database at the end of the presentation.

 

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Bugs (zip file of .ssn data folder)

Attribute Metadata (xls)

 

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Lower Snake (zip file of .ssn data folder)

Attribute Metadata (xls)

 

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Middle Fork Salmon (zip file of .ssn data folder)

Attribute Metadata (xls)

 

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Space Time (zip file of .ssn data folder)

Attribute Metadata (xls)

 

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Reconditioned NHD+ stream layers for Northwest U.S.

 

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GIS - Reconditioned NHD+ stream layers for Northwest U.S.

These NHD Plus stream hydrography layers for the Northwest U.S. have been edited and reconditioned to work consistently with the SSN package for implementing the spatial statistical stream models. Edits were performed useing the STARS toolkit and consisted of removing unconnected stream segments and reducing braided stream segments to single-threaded streams.

     
 

Other Links

 

Stream Temperature Modeling and Monitoring website

 

NorWeST Stream Temperature - Regional Database & Model

 

Climate-Aquatics Blog

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...

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