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Temperature data for study of shallow mountain bedrock limits seepage-based headwater climate refugia, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey data release

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2017
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2015-12-04
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2016-02-29

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Briggs, M.A., Lane, J.W., Jr., Snyder, C.D., White, E.A., Johnson, Z.C., Nelms, D.L., and Hitt, N.P., 2017, Temperature data for study of shallow mountain bedrock limits seepage-based headwater climate refugia, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7TD9VFS.

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A combination of long-term daily temperature records and depth to bedrock measurements were used to parameterize one-dimensional models of shallow aquifer vertical heat transport in Shenandoah National Park, VA, USA. Spatially discontinuous roving water surface and bank temperatures surveys were performed with a handheld thermal infrared camera in September and December 2015 along the main channel of a headwater stream supporting coldwater-dependent brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis). We also installed vertical arrays of thermal data loggers to estimate bulk thermal diffusivity of the saturated alluvium at two stations in the upper trout section. The methods are fully documented in the associated journal article, Briggs, M.A., J.W. [...]

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The thermal parameters calculated from vertical diurnal signal propagation in the streambed were used in numerical vertical aquifer models. The dynamic harmonic regression routines of the Captain Toolbox program run by VFLUX2 were used to extract fundamental annual sinusoids from paired air and water time series. The development of the model input and output included in this data release are documented in the report: Briggs, M.A., Lane, J.W., Snyder, C.D., White, E.A., Johnson, Z.C., Nelms, D.L., and Hitt, N.P., 2017, Shallow mountain bedrock limits seepage-based headwater climate refugia, Limnologica, https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.limno.2017.02.005. Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F7TD9VFS

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