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A hypothesis about factors that affect maximum stream temperatures across montane landscapes

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A hypothesis about factors that affect maximum stream temperatures across montane landscapes; 2001; Article; Journal; Journal of the American Water Resources Association; Isaak, D. J.; Hubert, W. A.

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Temperature is an important variable structuring lotic biotas, but little is known about how montane landscapes function to determine stream temperatures. We developed an a priori hypothesis that was used to predict how watershed elements would interact to affect stream temperatures. The hypothesis was tested in a series of path analyses using temperature data from 26 sites on second-order to fourth-order streams across a fifth-order Rocky Mountain watershed. Based on the performance of the first hypothesis, two revised versions of the hypothesis were developed and tested that proved to be more accurate than the original hypothesis. The most plausible of the revised hypotheses accounted for 82 percent of the variation in maximum stream [...]

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