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NorWeST Stream Temperature Regional Database and Model

The NorWeST webpage hosts stream temperature data and climate scenarios in a variety of user-friendly digital formats for streams and rivers across the western U.S. The temperature database was compiled from hundreds of biologists and hydrologists working for >100 resource agencies and contains >200,000,000 hourly temperature recordings at >20,000 unique stream sites. Those temperature data were used with spatial statistical network models to develop 36 historical and future climate scenarios at 1-kilometer resolution for >1,000,000 kilometers of stream.

Temperature data and model outputs, registered to NHDPlus stream lines, are posted to the website after QA/QC procedures and development of the final temperature model within a river basin. Open access to the data and the availability of accurate stream temperature scenarios will foster new research and collaborative relationships that enhance management and conservation of aquatic resources.

Funding for the project was provided by the GNLCC and NPLCC with additional funds and in-kind support from the USFS, USGS, USFWS, NFWF, California Fish Passage Forum, and NASA.

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Authors
Isaak, Dan
Peterson, Erin
Ver Hoef, Jay M.
(ORCID)
Nagel, David E.
Wenger, Seth J.
(ORCID)
Hostetler, Stephen W.
Luce, Charles H.
(ORCID)
Dunham, Jason B.
Kershner, Jeffrey L.
Roper, Brett B.
Chandler, Gwynne L.
Wollrab, Sherry P.
Parkes-Payne, Sharon L.
Horan, Dona L.
Product Type
Dataset
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area
POLYGON ((-124.77647267282 48.314088476421, -123.01866017282 49.18333548049, -106.93467579782 49.068304278898, -104.03428517282 32.140522948465, -117.04209767282 32.659977859167, -121.52451954782 35.426902546117, -123.63389454782 38.858764473018, -124.51280079782 42.457729809885, -124.42491017282 46.651150148835))
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Western United States
Intended Use
Open access to the data and the availability of accurate stream temperature scenarios will foster new research and collaborative relationships that enhance management and conservation of aquatic resources.
Publisher
U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Air, Water, and Aquatic Environments Program
Contact Name
Isaak, Dan
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Public
Primary Article

Isaak, D., Wenger, S., Peterson, E., Ver Hoef, J., Nagel, D., Luce, C., Hostetler, S., Dunham, J., Roper, B., Wollrab, S., Chandler, G., Horan, D., & Parkes-Payne, S. (2017). The NorWeST summer stream temperature model and scenarios for the western U.S.: A crowd-sourced database and new geospatial tools foster a user community and predict broad climate warming of rivers and streams. Water Resources Research, 53: 9181-9205.

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Funding Source(s)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Landscape Conservation Cooperative program
Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative
U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
U.S. Forest Service
Bureau Code
005:96 - Forest Service
Modified Date
2019-04-06
Release Date
2019-03-20
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