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Stream Temperatures Monitoring and Modeling

Abstract

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 U.S. 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.

Purpose

Images related to stream temperature modeling and monitoring.

The stream temperatures monitoring and modeling website facilitates data sharing through a regional network of monitoring locations. The site helps avoid redundancies by accurately portraying and making available a comprehensive and updated set of stream temperature locations monitored by several agencies. The website also compiles resources for monitoring and modeling stream temperature across the western United States, including:

  1. organized temperature monitoring efforts,

  2. descriptions of techniques for measuring stream temperatures,

  3. descriptions of several statistical models for predicting stream temperatures and thermally suitable fish habitats from temperature data, and

  4. useful links to other stream temperature resources such as publications, videos, and presentations on topics relating to thermal regimes in streams.

If you are interested in obtaining temperature data or have sites to add to stream temperature monitoring maps, please contact Sherry Wollrab.

Related Websites and Tools

Completed Thermal Maps by State

 

 

Citation

Isaak, Daniel. Stream Temperatures Monitoring and Modeling. Available online at https://www.fs.fed.us/rm/boise/AWAE/projects/stream_temperature.shtml.

Publications

Isaak, Daniel J. ; Peterson, Erin E. ; Ver Hoef, Jay M. ; Wenger, Seth J. ; Falke, Jeffrey A. ; Torgersen, Christian E. ; Sowder, Colin ; Steel, E. Ashley ; Fortin, Marie-Josee ; Jordan, Chris E. ; Ruesch, Aaron S. ; Som, Nicholas ; Monestiez, Pascal. , 2014
Stamp, Jen ; Hamilton, Anna ; Craddock, Michelle ; Parker, Laila ; Roy, Allison H. ; Isaak, Daniel J. ; Holden, Zach ; Passmore, Margaret ; Bierwagen, Britta G. , 2014
Isaak, Daniel J. , 2014
Isaak, Daniel J. ; Young, Michael K. ; Nagel, David E. ; Horan, Dona , 2014
Holsinger, Lisa M. ; Keane II, Robert E. ; Isaak, Daniel J. ; Eby, Lisa ; Young, Michael K. , 2014
Luce, Charles H. ; Staab, Brian ; Kramer, Marc ; Wenger, Seth ; Isaak, Daniel J. ; McConnell, Callie , 2014