NorWeST Stream Temperatures 2040s (Feature Layer)

Metadata Updated: December 3, 2020

This layer represents modeled stream temperatures derived from the NorWeST point feature class (NorWest_TemperaturePoints). NorWeST summer stream temperature scenarios were developed for all rivers and streams in the western U.S. from the > 20,000 stream sites in the NorWeST database where mean August stream temperatures were recorded. The resulting dataset includes stream lines (NorWeST_PredictedStreams) and associated mid-points NorWest_TemperaturePoints) representing 1 kilometer intervals along the stream network. Stream lines were derived from the 1:100,000 scale NHDPlus dataset (USEPA and USGS 2010; McKay et al. 2012). Shapefile extents correspond to NorWeST processing units, which generally relate to 6 digit (3rd code) hydrologic unit codes (HUCs) or in some instances closely correspond to state borders. The line and point shapefiles contain identical modeled stream temperature results. The two feature classes are meant to complement one another for use in different applications. In addition, spatial and temporal covariates used to generate the modeled temperatures are included in the attribute tables at The NorWeST NHDPlusV1 processing units include: Salmon, Clearwater, Spokoot, Missouri Headwaters, Snake-Bear, MidSnake, MidColumbia, Oregon Coast, South-Central Oregon, Upper Columbia-Yakima, Washington Coast, Upper Yellowstone-Bighorn, Upper Missouri-Marias, and Upper Green-North Platte. The NorWeST NHDPlusV2 processing units include: Lahontan Basin, Northern California-Coastal Klamath, Utah, Coastal California, Central California, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Black Hills.

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Metadata Created Date December 3, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 3, 2020

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date December 3, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 3, 2020
Publisher U.S. Forest Service
Unique Identifier Unknown
Data First Published 2018-06-26
Data Last Modified 2020-09-18
Category Ecology, modeling, global warming, Ecosystems, Hydrology, water, stream temperatures, data loggers, GIS, aquatic vulnerability assessments, thermographs, hobo, Landscape management, stream temperature database, Climate effects, covariate predictors, Inventory, temperature model, Habitat management, observed temperature, & Environment, decision support, watersheds, Climate change, biota, environment, stream network, NorWeST, river network, climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere, Natural Resource Management & Use, river temperatures, health, Wildlife (or Fauna), stream temperature records, & Analysis, climate change, microclimate, modeled temperature, Forest & Plant Health, citizen science, big data, topoclimate, river temperature model, Invasive species, Monitoring, sedimentation, climate scenarios, inlandWaters, temperature sensor, Fish, crowd sourcing, Spatial Stream Network, stream temperature model, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 005:96
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