Articles | Volume 20, issue 8
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 3411–3418, 2016
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 3411–3418, 2016

Technical note 24 Aug 2016

Technical note | 24 Aug 2016

Technical note: Fourier approach for estimating the thermal attributes of streams

Masahiro Ryo et al.

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We developed an analytical method to estimate thermal attributes (seasonal and diel periodicities as well as irregularities) in stream temperature at data-poor sites. We extrapolated the thermal attributes of a glacier-fed stream in the Swiss Alps using 2 years of hourly recorded temperature to the data-poor sites. The R scripts used in this study are available in the Supplement.