RMRS Air, Water, & Aquatic Environments Science Program USFS RMRS Boise Lab Stream Temperature Modeling and Monitoring

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Stream Temperature Modeling and Monitoring
 Air Temp Based Model
 Spatial Statistical Model
 Multiple Regression Model
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Air Temperature Based Thermal Stream Habitat Model


Interior Columbia River Basin

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Data or information used from this page should be cited as: Rieman, B.E., D.J. Isaak, D. Myers, S. Adams, C. Luce, D. Horan, D. Nagel. 2007. Anticipated effects of climate warming on bull trout within the Interior Columbia River Basin. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 136: 1552-1565.

Data also available at the RMRS Data Archive


Project Summary PDF


Project Summary

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Model Development, GIS Processing Overview, and Metadata

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Table Data

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Fish Sample and Air Temperature Data

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Model development and data


GIS Data and Metadata - Interior Columbia River Basin

These GIS data are intended to assist users in understanding general patterns in bull trout distributions and inferring potential alteration of these distributions with changes in future mean annual air temperatures.  The data have been developed specifically for bull trout and are not intended for use with other aquatic organisms unless similar linkages with air temperatures can be established.  The data are most appropriate for broad scale displays and inference (i.e., map scales ~ 1:1,000,000) and should not be applied at finer scales, where local conditions may cause significant deviations from model predictions.  The lower limit bull trout model predicts accurately (R2 = 0.74) across the Columbia River basin, but has a RMSE of 180 m (RMSE = average elevation difference between observed values and model predictions). This amount of error would easily obscure meaningful inference when applied to an individual stream.

Title Description Zip download
Documentation and Metadata Detailed process steps, documentation and metadata for the project Documentation and Metadata
Model Development Fish sample and air temperature table data Model Development
Watersheds Study area hydrologic units (HUCs) Watersheds
Lower Limit Files Lower limit elevation line files Lower Limit Files
Stream Lines TauDEM stream lines Stream Lines
Intersection Tables Lower limit elevation and stream line intersection tables Intersection Tables

Rocky Mountain Research Station - Air, Water and Aquatic Environments Sciences Program
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