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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

A stream temperature inventory network and decision support metadata mapper - evaluating the resources to understanding climate change effects on streams in New england and the Great Lake's states

Project Leader:
Project Investigators:
David S Armstrong (USGS Massachusetts Water Science Center)
Marcus C Waldron (USGS Massachusetts Water Science Center)
Jim McKenna (USGS Great Lakes Science Center)
Dana Infante (Michigan State University)
Kevin Wehrly (Institute for Fisheries Research, Michigan Department of Natural Resources)
Status:
Completed

Overview

Stream data for the northeastern U.S. are needed to enable managers to understand baseline conditions, historic trends, and future projections of the impacts of climate change on stream temperature and flow, and in turn on aquatic species in freshwater ecosystems. This project developed a coordinated, multi-agency regional stream temperature framework and database for New England (ME, VT, NH, CT, RI, MA) and the Great Lakes States (MN, WI, IL, MI, IN, OH, PA, NY) by building a community around the efforts of this study. These efforts included 1) compiling metadata about existing or historic stream temperature monitoring locations and networks, 2) developing a web-based decision-support mapping system to display, integrate, and share the collected information, and 3) developing data system capabilities that integrate stream temperature data from several data sources.

This project rolled into the "NorEaST: A Stream Temperature Inventory Network and Decision Support Metadata Mapper" project.  Please see that project page for more information.  

Presentations

  • American Fisheries Society, Oral Presentation, Jana Stewart (presented by Yin-Phan Tsang),  "A Stream Temperature Inventory Network and Decision Support Metadata Mapper for North East U.S." ​Sept 9th - 12, 2013.
  • North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NALCC) meeting - Integrating Stream Science Efforts across the North Atlantic and Appalachian LCC Regions, Jana Stewart, "Stream Temperature Inventory Mapper and Data Portal" March 14th, 2013.
  • Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Oral Presentation, Yin-Phan Tsang,  “A Stream Temperature Inventory Network and Decision Support Metadata Mapper for North East U.S." Dec 9th - 12, 2012.