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Metabolism estimates for 356 U.S. rivers (2007-2017): 8. Metabolism estimates and predictors


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Appling, A.P., Read, J.S., Winslow, L.A., Arroita, M., Bernhardt, E.S., Griffiths, N.A., Hall, R.O., Jr., Harvey, J.W., Heffernan, J.B., Stanley, E.H., Stets, E.G., and Yackulic, C.B., 2018, Metabolism estimates for 356 U.S. rivers (2007-2017): U.S. Geological Survey data release,


This dataset provides daily metabolism estimates and potential predictor variables to support further exploration. The format is a table with 1 row per site-date combination (1 tab-delimited file, compressed into a zip file). This dataset is part of a larger data release of metabolism model inputs and outputs for 356 streams and rivers across the United States ( The complete release includes: modeled estimates of gross primary productivity, ecosystem respiration, and the gas exchange coefficient; model input data and alternative input data; model fit and diagnostic information; site catchment boundaries and site point locations; and potential predictors of metabolism such as discharge and light availability.


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A continental-scale quantification of energy flow in streams and rivers can facilitate better understanding of links between aquatic energy cycling and ecosystem services, the seasonality and dynamism of stream energy flow, and the effects of human activities on aquatic activity. This data release provides multi-day time series estimates of energy flow as metabolism (gross primary productivity and ecosystem respiration) for 356 streams and rivers across the United States.

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data_release powell_center_metabolism pc1_metabolism

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