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Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5070

Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5070

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Table 2. Modules of the Stream Network Temperature Model and description of the functionality associated with each module.

Module Functionality
Heat flux Calculates incoming and outgoing energy fluxes
Heat transport Calculates daily mean and maximum water temperatures as a function of stream distance
Solar Calculates solar radiation penetrating the water as a function of latitude, time of year, and meteorological conditions
Shade Calculates interception of solar radiation due to topography and riparian vegetation
correction Calculates changes in air temperature, relative humidity, and atmospheric pressure as a function of watershed elevation
Regression Smooths water temperature data and estimates missing water temperature values

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