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Stream Temperature Modeling and Monitoring

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Thermal regimes are important to aquatic ecosystems because they strongly dictate species distributions, productivity, and abundance. Inexpensive digital temperature loggers, geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing technologies, and new spatial analyses are facilitating the development of temperature models and monitoring networks applicable at broad spatial scales. This web site provides a mapping tool to help those in the western US organize temperature monitoring efforts, describes techniques for measuring stream temperatures, and describes several statistical models for predicting stream temperatures and thermally suitable fish habitats from temperature data. The web site also provides links to other stream temperature resources such as publications, videos, and presentations on topics relating to thermal regimes in streams.

 

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Dynamic Mapping Tool for Full-Year Stream Temperature Monitoring Sites

Map of Full-Year Stream Temperature Monitoring Sites

 

 

Sites Map Updated January 2013

 

Alaska (43)

Arizona (10)

California (5)

Colorado (119)

Georgia (25)

Hawaii (9)

Idaho (864)

Maryland (69)

Mississippi (63)

Montana (495)

Nevada (65)

North Carolina (87)

Oregon (444)

South Carolina (4)

Tennessee (12)

Utah (31)

Virginia (69)

Washington (524)

West Virginia (38)

Wyoming (137)

 

Canada (47)

 

Future Sites - New Mexico | South Dakota

 

 

Map and table filter tips - Filter the stream temperature sites by state, agency, year and contact

This tool provides a spatial index to nearly 3,200 sites on streams and rivers in the US and Canada where full year stream temperatures are currently being monitored by numerous agencies. The primary goal is to portray a comprehensive set of sites across all agencies to facilitate data sharing and avoid redundancies, as new monitoring sites are added to the regional network. Raw temperature data are not downloadable through this site, but typically reside with the local data stewards, whose contact information is displayed by clicking on a point in the map. In some instances, RMRS may have copies of the raw data and permission to distribute it, so we ask that you contact us before contacting the local data stewards. The map will be updated once each winter to maintain an accurate description of current monitoring locations. If interested in obtaining temperature data, or if you have full year temperature monitoring sites to add to the map, please contact Sherry Wollrab: 208.373.4371; sherrywollrab <at> fs.fed.us.


  Ongoing Full Year Stream Temperature Sites Ongoing Annual Stream Temperature Sites - Static Map by Agency (jpeg) Updated April 2012   Google Earth thumbnail

To download all points, use Google Earth: Download Stream Temperature Points (KML)

 

Right-click to download. To view KML files, you will need Google Earth

 
 

 

 

 

underwater epoxy attaching a thermograph to a river rock - stream temperature monitoring

Installing Full-Year Stream Temperature Sites

An assessment of underwater epoxies for permanently installing temperature sensors in streams. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 31:134-137.

 

A simple protocol using underwater expoxy to install annual temperature monitoring sites in rivers and streams GTR Updated September 2013

 

One Page Science Briefing - Using Underwater Epoxy To Install Temperature Sensors

 

 

 

 

Measuring Stream Temperature With Digital Data Logers User Guide image - stream temperature monitoring

 
QA/QC Procedures for Temperature Data Collection

Measuring Stream Temperature with Digital Data Loggers: A User's Guide

RMRSGTR-150WWW

 

Monitoring and Modeling Mountain Air Temperatures in the Northwest US and Canada Thumnail

A video demonstration of installing temperature sensors with underwater epoxy - (short version; 5 minutes)

 

A Simple Method Using Underwater Epoxy to Install Temperature Sensors in Mountain Streams (40 min presentation) | Transcript | Tutorial

Note on the Collection and Cleaning of Water Temperature Data
Collection and Cleaning of Water Temperature Data

A Note on the Collection and Cleaning of Water Temperature Data. Water 4:597-606

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Monitoring and Modeling Mountain Air Temperatures in the Northwest US and Canada Thumnail

 

ThermoStat 3 - New 2012

Designed to facilitate the processing and analysis of sub-hourly stream temperature time series.

 

 

Air Temperature Monitoring and Modeling

Monitoring and Modeling Mountain Air Temperatures in the Northwest US and Canada

 

 

 

 

 

Using Solar Shields with Water and Air Temperature Sensors

 
Using Solar Shields with Temperature Sensors

 

Shield or not to Shield: Effects of Solar Radiation on Water Temperature Sensor Accuracy

 

Design and evaluation of an inexpensive radiation shield for monitoring surface air temperatures

A Thermal Profile Method to Identify Potential Ground-Water Discharge Areas and Preferred SalmonidHabitats for Long River Reaches

 

A Thermal Profile Method to Identify Potential Ground-Water Discharge Areas and Preferred SalmonidHabitats for Long River Reaches

 

U.S. EPA. Best Practices for Continuous Monitoring of Temperature and Flow in Wadeable Streams

 

 

U.S. EPA. Best Practices for Continuous Monitoring of Temperature and Flow in Wadeable Streams (External Review Draft)

 

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stream temperature Modeling


NorWeST Regional Stream Temperature Model

The NorWeST regional stream temperature project has compiled existing temperature data from federal, state, tribal, and private sources across a five state region in the Northwest U.S. These data are being used with spatial statistical stream network models to develop an accurate and consistent set of geospatial temperature scenario maps for all streams in the region. Outputs from the NorWeST project should facilitate more efficient temperature monitoring designs, better understanding of thermal constraints on aquatic species, and strategic prioritization of conservation efforts across the region. Please visit the NorWeST website to learn more.

For more information about the project, please contact:

Dan Isaak (disaak@fs.fed.us ; 208.373.4385)
Jeff Kershner (jkershner@usgs.gov ; 406.994.5304)
Jason Dunham (jdunham@usgs.gov ; 541.750.7397)

 

 

Maps showing status of temperature database by state

 

Air Temperature Based Thermal Stream Habitat Model Montana Air Temperature Based Thermal Stream Habitat Model Wyoming
       
Air Temperature Based Thermal Stream Habitat Model Idaho Air Temperature Based Thermal Stream Habitat Model Oregon
       
Air Temperature Based Thermal Stream Habitat Model - Washington Washington    

 

 

 

 

NorWeST Stream Temperature Database and Model Scenarios

 

GNLCC Map and stream temperature sensor data, maps and models and assessments

 


   
Air Temperature Based Thermal Stream Habitat Model

Air Temperature Based Thermal Stream Habitat Model 

This model was developed for predictions across the interior Columbia River basin in the Pacific Northwest.  The model predicts the distribution of thermally suitable habitat for bull trout by incorporating air temperature, elevation, latitude, and longitude.


Multiple Regression Stream Temperature Model

Multiple Regression Stream Temperature Model

This modeling approach uses thermograph records and a simple set of geomorphic predictor variables derived from digital elevation models (DEM).  A multiple regression model and GIS are used to predict stream temperatures for individual reaches throughout a river network.


Spatial Statistical Stream Temperature Model

Spatial Statistical Stream Temperature Model

This stream temperature modeling approach uses thermograph data and the predictor variables: air temperature, solar radiation, elevation, and stream flow. GIS and spatial statistical models that account for network topology were used to predict stream temperatures at 1 km intervals throughout a 2,500 km river network.


SSN & STARS - homepage header

 

 

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

Freeware GIS tools and spatial statistical stream network models

 

A National Stream Internet - 2-Page Science Briefing Paper

 

 

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other Stream Temperature Resources


Climate Change Resource Center

 

 

Climate Change Resource Center

Reference Web site for resource managers and decision makers who need information and tools to address climate change in planning and project implementation.

Climate Aquatics blog discussion

Climate-Aquatics Blog

Discussion group where new research and topics of general relevance to climate change and aquatic ecosystems are periodically posted for broad dissemination and feedback

 

Follow the Climate-Aquatics Blog on Twitter @DanIsaak

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2011 Climate-Aquatic Workshop

Understanding and Adapting To Climate Change in Aquatic Ecosystems at Landscape and River Basin Scales: A decision support workshop for integrating research and management

Temperature Data SAS Macro


Temperature Data Macro

Stream Temperature SAS Macro

 

 

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awae stream temperature Publications and Presentations


2014

Manuscripts and Reports

Holsinger, L., R. Keane, D. Isaak, L. Eby, M. Young. 2014. Relative effects of climate change and wildfires on stream temperatures: a simulation modeling approach in a Rocky Mountain watershed. Climatic Change. DOI 10.1007/s10584-014-1092-5.

 

Isaak, D.J., E. Peterson, J. V. Hoef, S. Wenger, J. Falke, C. Torgersen, C. Sowder, A. Steel, M.J. Fortin, C. Jordan, A. Reusch, N. Som, P. Monestiez. 2014. Applications of spatial statistical network models to stream data. WIREs Water 1 doi: 10.1002/wat2.1023

Presentations (newest first)

Ramsey, K., D. Konnoff, J. Chatel, D. Horan, D. Isaak, and G. Reeves. 2014. Effects of climate change on Blue Mountain region fishes of concern. Presentation at Blue Mountains Adaptation Partnership, workshop sponsored by Region 6, USFS. LaGrande, OR, April 23.

 

Isaak, D., S. Wenger, E. Peterson, J. Ver Hoef, C. Luce, S. Hostetler, J. Dunham, J. Kershner, B. Roper, D. Nagel, D. Horan, G. Chandler, S. Parkes, S. Wollrab. 2014. Idaho applications of the NorWeST stream temperature database, model, and climate scenarios. Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Idaho Falls, ID, February 11-13.

 

Isaak, D., 2014. Informing “Make It or Break It” decisions using accurate stream geospatial data and high-resolution climate scenarios. Plenary session, Idaho Chapter American Fisheries Society. Idaho Falls, ID, February 11-13.rea

 

Isaak, D., E. Peterson, D. Nagel, J. Ver Hoef, and J. Kershner. 2014. The national stream internet project: An analytical framework for creating new information from old stream data. Federal Caucus meeting for National Fish Habitat Action Plan team members. Washington DC, January 29.

 

Isaak, D. 2014. Towards continuous space-time monitoring, modeling, and forecasting of temperatures in salmon rivers. Workshop to develop and implement a water temperature monitoring network for Atlantic salmon in eastern Canada. January 22, Quebec City, Quebec.

 

Isaak, D., S. Wenger, E. Peterson, J. Ver Hoef, C. Luce, S. Hostetler, J. Dunham, J. Kershner, B. Roper, D. Nagel, D. Horan, G. Chandler, S. Parkes, S. Wollrab. 2014. Provisional Oregon stream temperature database for the NorWeST regional archive and modeled stream climate scenario maps. Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Eugene, OR, February 25-28.

 

Isaak, D., S. Wenger, E. Peterson, J. Ver Hoef, C. Luce, S. Hostetler, J. Dunham, J. Kershner, B. Roper, D. Nagel, D. Horan, G. Chandler, S. Parkes, S. Wollrab. 2014. A thermal map for all Idaho streams. Water quality workshop: Monitoring, assessment, and management. Boise, ID, February 4-6. Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Idaho Falls, ID, February 11-13. Boise river basin planning meeting. Boise, ID, February 10.

 

Horan, D., S. Wollrab, D. Isaak, and B. Roper. 2014. Large scale evaluation of underwater epoxy use to establish annual temperature monitoring sites in rivers and streams. Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Eugene, OR, February 25-28. Water quality workshop: Monitoring, assessment, and management. Boise, ID, February 4-6.

 

Isaak, D., J. Ver Hoef, and E. Peterson. 2014. New information from old stream data through applications of spatial statistical network models. Atlantic Salmon Conference. Orono, ME, January 9. Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Eugene, OR, February 25-28. Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Idaho Falls, ID, February 11-13. Water quality workshop: Monitoring, assessment, and management. Boise, ID, February 4-6.

 

Isaak, D. 2014. Monitoring and modeling stream temperatures: lessons learned in the Rocky Mountains with Utility for Maine? Stream temperature workshop sponsored by NOAA. Orono, ME, January 10.

 

 

 

2013

Manuscripts and Reports

Goode, Jaime R.; Buffington, John M.; Tonina, Daniele; Isaak, Daniel J.; Thurow, Russell F.; Wenger, Seth; Nagel, David; Luce, Charlie; Tetzlaff, Doerthe; Soulsby, Chris  2013. Potential effects of climate change on streambed scour and risks to salmonid survival in snow-dominated mountain basins. Hydrological Processes. 27: 750-765.

 

Peterson, Douglas P.; Wenger, Seth J.; Rieman, Bruce E.; Isaak, Daniel J. 2013. Linking climate change and fish conservation efforts using spatially explicit decision support tools. Fisheries. 38(3): 112-127 + 58 pages of appendices.

 

Isaak, Daniel J.; Horan, Dona L.; Wollrab, Sherry P.  2013. A simple protocol using underwater epoxy to install annual temperature monitoring sites in rivers and streams. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-314. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 21 p.

 

Isaak, Daniel J.; Rieman, Bruce E. 2013. Stream isotherm shifts from climate change and implications for distributions of ectothermic organisms. Global Change Biology. 19: 742-751.

(Related presentation): Isaak, D., and B. Rieman. 2012. WHERE’S THE BEEF? Why 20 years of predicted global warming effects on fish distributions remain unsubstantiated. Idaho Chapter American Fisheries Society, Couer d’ Alene, ID; Montana Chapter American Fisheries Society, Helena, MT; Western Division American Fisheries Society. Jackson, WY. Presentation slides.

 

(Related poster): Isaak, D.J., and B.E. Rieman. 2012. Climate velocity in streams: What does it mean for fish? USFS Region 6 Aquatics and Soils meeting, Eugene, OR; Colorado River Cutthroat Trout Working Group meeting, Grand Junction, CO.

Wenger, Seth J.; Som, Nicholas A.; Dauwalter, Daniel C.; Isaak, Daniel J.; Neville, Helen M.; Luce, Charles H.; Dunham, Jason B.; Young, Michael K.; Fausch, Kurt D.; Rieman, Bruce E.  2013. Probabilistic accounting of uncertainty in forecasts of species distributions under climate change. Global Change Biology. Accepted paper. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12294.

Presentations (newest first)

Isaak, D. 2013. Rapid emergence of massive temperature monitoring networks in streams and rivers across North America. American Geophysical Union meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 9 - 13.

Related Article: Inexpensive sensors ushers in nationwide boom in stream temperature monitoring - Environmental Monitor

Isaak, D., J.B. Whittier, and J.M. Defilippi. 2013. Using digital media to communicate fisheries science. American Fisheries Society meeting. Little Rock, AK, September 8-11.

 

Isaak, D. 2013. Climate change, crowd-sourcing, BIG DATA, and 21st Century conservation of native fishes in the Rocky Mountains. Departmental seminar. University of Wyoming. Laramie, WY, October 7.

 

Isaak, D.J. 2013. Crowd-sourcing, digital media, and building social networks for landscape conservation of native trouts in the climate change era. Landscape Science Webinar Series, Washington Office of Research and Development. U.S. Forest Service. September 24.

 

Isaak, D.J. 2013. Stream climate trends and aquatic resource vulnerability on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. EcoAdapt Climate Vulnerability workshop. Nez Perce National Forest Supervisor’s Office. Grangeville, ID, September 10-11.

 

Isaak, D., S. Wenger, E. Peterson, J. Ver Hoef, C. Luce, S. Hostetler, J. Dunham, J. Kershner, B. Roper, D. Nagel, D. Horan, G. Chandler, S. Parkes, S. Wollrab. 2013. Progress on the NorWeST stream temperature climate scenarios for the Northwest U.S. Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference. Portland, OR, September 4 – 5.

 

Isaak, D., S. Wenger, E. Peterson, J. V. Hoef, C. Luce, D. Nagel, S. Hostetler, J. Dunham, J. Kershner, B. Roper, D. Horan, G. Chandler, S. Parkes, and S. Wollrab. 2013. Development and Application of the NorWeST Regional Stream Temperature Model for Bull Trout Climate Assessments and Monitoring. Salvelinus confluentus Curiosity Society meeting. Powder River Basin, OR. August 13 – 15.

 

Isaak, D.J., J. Ver Hoef, and E. Peterson. 2013. A new class of spatial statistical models for data on stream networks: Overview and applications. Snake River Chapter of the American Statistical Association. Meridian, ID, June 7.

 

Isaak, D., S. Wenger, E. Peterson, J. V. Hoef, C. Luce, D. Nagel, S. Hostetler, J. Dunham, J. Kershner, B. Roper, D. Horan, G. Chandler, S. Parkes, and S. Wollrab. 2013. Use of NorWeST for regionally consistent status and trend assessments of stream temperature. Northwest Water Quality Modelers Meeting. Lacey, WA May 7 – 8.

 

Isaak, D.J. 2013. Applications of spatial statistical stream network models. Western Division American Fisheries Society Workshop, Boise, ID, April 15.

 

Isaak, D.J., E. Peterson, J. Ver Hoef, D. Nagel, D. Horan, S. Parkes, G. Chandler, and S. Wollrab. 2013. Building a stream internet for enhanced conservation and management of aquatic resources. U.S. Forest Service National Aquatic Leadership Team Meeting, Boise, ID, April 15.

 

Isaak, D., S. Wenger, E. Peterson, J. V. Hoef, C. Luce, D. Nagel, S. Hostetler, J. Dunham, J. Kershner, B. Roper, D. Horan, G. Chandler, S. Parkes, and S. Wollrab. 2013. Applications of the NorWeST regional stream temperature model to improve conservation and monitoring of aquatic resources. Region 1 USFS, Missoula, MT, March 19-21.

 

Isaak, D.J. 2013. Climate change and aquatic resources in the West: Where are we, what does the future hold? USFS Conference for Public Affairs Officers and Capital City Coordinators. Boise National Forest Supervisor’s Office. Boise, ID, March 4 – 8.

 

Isaak, D.J., and Z.A. Holden. 2013. Standard operating procedures for full year monitoring of temperatures in wadeable streams. National webinar hosted by the Global Change Research Program, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. January 31.

 

 

2012

Manuscripts and Reports

Isaak, D.J., S. Wollrab, D. Horan, and G. Chandler. 2012. Climate change effects on stream and river temperatures across the Northwest U.S. from 1980 – 2009 and implications for salmonid fishes. Climatic Change 113:499-524.

(Related presentation): Isaak, D., S. Wollrab, D. Horan, and G. Chandler. 2012. Climate change effects on stream and river temperatures across the northwest U.S. from 1980–2009. Idaho Chapter American Fisheries Society, Couer d’ Alene, ID; Montana Chapter American Fisheries Society, Helena, MT; Western Division American Fisheries Society. Jackson, WY. Presentation slides

 

Isaak, Daniel J.; Muhlfeld, Clint C.; Todd, Andrew S.; Al-Chokhachy, Robert; Roberts, James; Kershner, Jeffrey L.; Fausch, Kurt D.; Hostetler, Steven W. 2012. The past as prelude to the future for understanding 21st-Century climate effects on Rocky Mountain trout. Fisheries. 37(12): 542-556.

 

Isaak, D.J., and B.E. Rieman. 2013. Stream isotherm shifts from climate change and implications for distributions of ectothermic organisms. Global Change Biology. 19:742-751.

 

Luce, C., P. Morgan, K. Dwire, D. Isaak, Z. Holden, and B. Rieman. 2012. Climate change, forests, fire, water, and fish: building resilient landscapes, streams, and managers. Joint Fire Sciences Program, U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, GTR-RMRS-290, Fort Collins, CO.

 

Presentations

Horan, D., S. Wollrab, and D. Isaak. 2012. Using underwater epoxy to install temperature sensors in mountain streams. YouTube video, 4 minutes.

 

Horan, D.L., S.P. Wollrab, D.J. Isaak, and B.B. Roper. 2012. A large-scale evaluation of a cost-effective and simple method to monitor full-year temperatures in mountain streams. Western Division American Fisheries Society. Jackson, WY, March 26 – 29. Poster presentation.

 

Isaak, D.J. 2012. Climate Change & The Future of Isolated Trout Populations: Can the bull trout experience inform CRCT conservation? Colorado River cutthroat trout workgroup meeting. Grand Junction, CO, December 13-14.

 

Isaak, D.J. 2012. Monitoring and modeling stream temperatures: lessons learned in the Northwest with applications to the Northeast?

Regional workshop on Stream Temperature Data and Modeling Meeting, hosted by the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative, U.S. Geological Survey, EPA, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Hadley, MA, May 3.

 

Isaak, D.J. 2012. Monitoring and modeling stream temperatures: Lessons learned in the Rocky Mountains with lessons for Alaska? Presentation at workshop on stream and lake temperature database compilation and monitoring efforts for climate change assessments, hosted by the Alaska Climate Science Center, Western Alaska and Northwestern Interior Forest Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, and Wildlife Management Institute. Anchorage, AK, November 5 – 6.

 

Isaak, D.J., Holden, Z.A., C.H. Luce, and B.B. Roper. 2012. Resolving spatiotemporal variation in climate warming of mountain stream temperatures using dense sensor arrays and air microclimate models. American Geophysical Union, fall meeting. San Francisco, CA, December 3 – 7. Published abstract #H53E-1567.

 

Isaak, D., D. Horan, and S. Wollrab. 2012. A simple method using underwater epoxy to install temperature sensors in mountain streams. Rocky Mountain Research Station, Science Application and Integration Program video, 40 minutes.

 

Isaak, D.J., B. Roper, C. Luce, Z. Holden, D. Horan, G. Chandler, and S. Wollrab. 2012. Recent research toward understanding spatial, temporal, and climatic variation in stream temperatures across the Northwest U.S. American Geophysical Union, fall meeting. San Francisco, CA, December 3 – 7. Published abstract #H51M-07.

 

Isaak, D., S. Wenger, E. Peterson, J. Ver Hoef, C. Luce, S. Hostetler, J. Dunham, J. Kershner, B. Roper, D. Nagel, D. Horan, G. Chandler, S. Parkes, S. Wollrab. 2012. NorWeST: A regional stream temperature database and model for high-resolution aquatic vulnerability assessments and decision support across the Northwest U.S. Presentation given at 3rd Annual Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference, Boise, ID; Northwest Biological Assessment workgroup meeting, Boise, ID; U.S. Forest Service Region 6 meeting, Eugene, OR; American Geophysical Union, fall meeting. San Francisco, CA, December 3 – 7. Published abstract #B33E-0571.

The NorWeST Regional Stream Temperature Model For High-Resolution Climate Vulnerability Assessments Poster.

Isaak, D., S. Wenger, B. Rieman, C. Luce, E. Peterson, and B. Roper. 2012. Climate change effects on coldwater stream ecosystems: how climate concerns are driving development of better decision support tools and improving resource management. National webinar co-hosted by the USFWS National Conservation Training Center and the National Wildlife Federation. January 18.

 

Ver Hoef, J., E. Peterson, and D. Isaak. 2012. Spatial statistical models on stream networks. NOAA, Monster Jam Seminar. Seattle, WA. (PDF | Large 1-hour MMV video file)

 

 

2011

 

Isaak, D.J., and D.L. Horan. 2011. An assessment of underwater epoxies for permanently installing temperature sensors in mountain streams. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 31:134-137.
 

Isaak, D. J.; D. Horan, and S. Wollrab. 2011. A visual guide to permanently installing temperature sensors in streams using underwater epoxy. Updated 01/23/2013

 

Isaak, D.J. 2011. Stream temperature monitoring and modeling: Recent advances and new tools for managers. Stream Notes, pages 1 - 7. Stream Systems Technology Center, Rocky Mountain Research Station.

 

Wenger, S.J., D.J. Isaak, C.H. Luce, H.M. Neville, K.D. Fausch, J.B. Dunham, D.C. Dauwalter, M.K. Young, M.M. Elsner, B.E. Rieman, A.F. Hamlet, and J.E. Williams. 2011. Flow regime, temperature, and biotic interactions drive differential declines of Rocky Mountain trout species under climate change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108:14175-14180.


Wenger, S.J. D.J. Isaak, J.B. Dunham, K.D. Fausch, C.H. Luce, H.M. Neville, B.E. Rieman, M.K. Young, D.E. Nagel, D.L. Horan, G.L. Chandler. 2011. Role of climate and invasive species in structuring trout distributions in the Interior Columbia Basin. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 68:988-1008.

 

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2010

 

Isaak, Daniel J.; Luce, Charles H.; Rieman, Bruce E.; Nagel, David E.; Peterson, Erin E.; Horan, Dona L.; Parkes, Sharon; Chandler, Gwynne L. 2010. Effects of climate change and wildfire on stream temperatures and salmonid thermal habitat in a mountain river network. Ecological Applications. 20(5): 1350-1371.

 
Rieman, Bruce E.; Isaak, Daniel J.  2010.  Climate change, aquatic ecosystems, and fishes in the Rocky Mountain West: implications and alternatives for management.   Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-250. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 46 p.
 

Isaak, D.J., Z. Holden, C. Luce, and B. Roper. 2010. Massive air and stream temperature sensor networks for studying microclimatic variation in mountain landscapes. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA, Dec 13 – 17. Poster presentation, Published abstract #GC51D-0771.

 

 

2009
 
Isaak, D.J., B.E. Rieman, and D. Horan. 2009. A watershed-scale bull trout monitoring protocol. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, GTR-RMRS-224, Fort Collins, CO.
 

Stream Thermal Regimes & Aquatic Ecosystems in a Changing Climate - 2009 Presentation slides

General discussion of climate influences on stream temperatures: why stream temperatures are so important, what are the likely mechanisms of change, and observed/predicted patterns in stream temperature

 
Collecting, Organizing, and Applying Stream Temperature Data - 2009 Presentation slides

 

 

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2008 and earlier
Dunham, J.B., A.E. Rosenberger, C.H. Luce, B.E. Rieman. 2007. Influences of Wildfire and Channel Reorganization on Spatial and Temporal Variation in Stream Temperature and the Distribution of Fish and Amphibians. Ecosystems: 10: 335-346.
 
Rieman, B.E., D.J. Isaak, S. Adams, D. Horan, D. Nagel, C. Luce, and D. Myers. 2007. Anticipated climate warming effects on bull trout habitats and populations across the Interior Columbia River Basin. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 136:1552-1565.
 
Dunham, J., G. Chandler, B. Rieman, and D. Martin.  2005.  Measuring stream temperature with digital data loggers: A user's guide.  General Technical Report. RMRSGTR-150WWW.  Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.  15pp.
 
Isaak, D.J., and W.A. Hubert. 2004. Nonlinear response of trout abundance to summer stream temperatures across a thermally diverse montane landscape. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 133:1254-1259.
 
Meeuwig, M. H.; Dunham, J. B.; Hayes, J. P.; Vinyard, G. L.  2004.  Effects of constant and cyclical thermal regimes on growth and feeding of juvenile cutthroat trout of variable sizes.   Ecology of Freshwater Fish. 13(3): 208–216.
 
Dunham, J., B. Rieman and G. Chandler  2003.  Influences of temperature and environmental variables on the distribution of bull trout within streams at the southern margin of its range.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management 23:894-904.
 
Dunham, J., R. Schroeter and B. Rieman  2003.  Influence of maximum water temperature on occurrence of Lahontan cutthroat trout within streams.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management 23:1042-1049.
 
Isaak, D.J., and W.A. Hubert. 2001. A hypothesis about factors that affect maximum summer stream temperatures across montane landscapes. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 37:351-366.
 

Rieman, B.E., and G.L. Chandler. 1999. Empirical Evaluation of Temperature Effects on Bull Trout Distribution in the Northwest. Final Report to U.S. EPA, Contract Number 12957242-01-0.

 

Related Websites

 

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

 

Reconditioned NHD Plus Streams (GIS) for Spatial Models

 

NorWeST Stream Temperature Regional Database and Model

 

Western US Stream Flow Metric Dataset

 

2011 Climate-Aquatics Decision Support Workshop

 

Climate-Aquatics Blog

 

 

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