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An evaluation of underwater epoxies to permanently install temperature sensors in mountain streams


Isaak, Daniel J.; Horan, Dona L. 2011. An evaluation of underwater epoxies to permanently install temperature sensors in mountain streams. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 31:134-137.

Stream temperature regimes are of fundamental importance in understanding the patterns and processes in aquatic ecosystems, and inexpensive digital sensors provide accurate and repeated measurements of temperature. Most temperature measurements in mountain streams are made only during summer months because of logistical constraints associated with stream access and concerns that large annual floods will destroy sensor installations. We assessed six underwater epoxies to determine whether sensors could be attached to large rocks already in streams to provide durable installations and whether temperature measurements would be biased by heat conduction through the rocks. Only one of the six test epoxies bonded the sensors firmly to rock surfaces in laboratory trials.

Keywords: epoxies, stream temperature

Related web site: Stream Temperature Modeling and Monitoring


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Title: RMRS Other Publications: An evaluation of underwater epoxies to permanently install temperature sensors in mountain streams
Electronic Publish Date: March 23, 2011
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March 23, 2011

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