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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Rocky Mountain Research Station Home > Science Program Areas > Air, Water and Aquatics > Boise Lab Stream Temperature Modeling and Monitoring > Spatial Statistical Stream Temperature Model > Methods and Metadata


Spatial Statistical Stream Temperature Model

Landscape Scale Model - Map of the Boise Basin Retrospective Project


methods And Metadata

Various methods, processing steps and project metadata are listed below. Although the procedures here do not provide step-by-step instructions for Stream Temperature Modeling and Monitoring, this content may be useful for understanding the more complex methods employed in the project. Please see the study overview for a brief explanation of the project.

Note that these procedures use a synthetic stream network generated from a software package called TauDEM. To implement a stream temperature model using readily available NHDPlus stream lines, please see the Multiple Regression Stream Temperature Model web site.

Methods and Procedures:

A. Developing predictor variables
  1) Geomorphic Attributes
  2) Solar Radiation Mapping
  3) Distance Weighting of Geomorphic and Radiation Variables

a) Accumulation Procedures "Read Me"

b) Distance Weighted Accumulation Automated Procedures

c) Distance Weighted Accumulation Manual Procedures

d) Distance Weighted Accumulation Scripts (zip)

  4) Climatic Attribute Summaries
B. Spatial statistical model procedures
  5) Developing Distance Matrices - FLoWS Procedures
  6) Fitting the Spatial Statistical Models
C. Generating temperature predictions and thermal habitat maps
  7) Developing Historic and Future Climate Scenarios
  8) Generating Prediction Points to Map Temperature Results
  9) Converting Temperature Predictions to Thermal Habitat "Patches"


Rocky Mountain Research Station - Air, Water and Aquatic Environments Sciences Program
Last Modified:  Monday, 25 August 2014 at 13:29:39 CDT

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