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Keyword: stream hydrology

Science briefing: Western U.S. stream flow metric dataset

Documents and Media Posted on: July 09, 2015
Short summary of project that estimated mean annual flow, mean timing of runoff, and winter frequency of high flows for streams in six major river basins of the western U.S. under historical and future climate change scenarios. Document Type: Briefing Papers

Stream flow metrics for historical and future climate change scenarios

Projects Posted on: January 23, 2015
Climate change is projected to alter the flow regimes of streams and rivers, with consequences for physical processes and aquatic organisms. Our stream flow dataset makes it possible to study the effects of droughts, changes in snowpack, water resource impacts, and other hydrologic changes under historical and future climate change scenarios.

Validating western United States stream flow metric dataset

Documents and Media Posted on: January 23, 2015
Final report for a project conducting additional validations of outputs from the Variable Infiltration Capacity (VIC) model for the area around the Shoshone National Forest. Modeled predictions were compared to observed USGS gage data at selected locations. In addition, VIC model performance was compared to that of hydrologic outputs from MC1, a dynamic model that simulates vegetation, carbon, hydrology and fire processes. Document Type: White Papers

Macroscale hydrologic modeling of ecologically relevant flow metrics

Publications Posted on: September 15, 2010
Stream hydrology strongly affects the structure of aquatic communities. Changes to air temperature and precipitation driven by increased greenhouse gas concentrations are shifting timing and volume of streamflows potentially affecting these communities.