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Monitoring stream temperatures—A guide for non-specialists

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Heck, M.P., Schultz, L.D., Hockman-Wert, D., Dinger, E.C., and Dunham, J.B., 2018, Monitoring stream temperatures—A guide for non-specialists: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods, book 3, chap. A25, 76 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/tm3A25.

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Water temperature influences most physical and biological processes in streams, and along with streamflows is a major driver of ecosystem processes. Collecting data to measure water temperature is therefore imperative, and relatively straightforward. Several protocols exist for collecting stream temperature data, but these are frequently directed towards specialists. This document was developed to address the need for a protocol intended for non-specialists (non-aquatic) staff. It provides specific step-by-step procedures on (1) how to launch data loggers, (2) check the factory calibration of data loggers prior to field use, (3) how to install data loggers in streams for year-round monitoring, (4) how to download and retrieve data [...]

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  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.3133/tm3A25
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tableOfContents<ul><li>Executive Summary<br></li><li>Section 1. Getting Started—Why, What, Where, When?<br></li><li>Section 2. Standard Operating Procedures<br></li><li>Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) 1—Launching Data Loggers<br></li><li>Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) 2—Calibration Check of Data Loggers<br></li><li>Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) 3—Installing Data Loggers in a Stream<br></li><li>Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) 4—Downloading Data Loggers<br></li><li>Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) 5—Offloading and Exporting Data in Hoboware Pro<br></li><li>Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) 6—Importing and Managing Data<br></li><li>Acknowledgments<br></li><li>References Cited<br></li><li>Appendix 1. Data Logger Installation and Download Forms<br></li></ul>

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