Articles | Volume 23, issue 7
Research article
12 Jul 2019
Research article |  | 12 Jul 2019

Quantifying thermal refugia connectivity by combining temperature modeling, distributed temperature sensing, and thermal infrared imaging

Jessica R. Dzara, Bethany T. Neilson, and Sarah E. Null

Data sets

Walker River distributed temperature sensing, thermal infrared imaging, and temperature modeling data S. Null and J. Dzara

Short summary
In Nevada's Walker River, stream temperatures nearly always exceed optimal temperature thresholds for adult trout. We used high-resolution measured data to verify simulated stream temperatures and estimate the spatial distribution of cold-water pockets for fish. Irrigation return canals, beaver dams, and groundwater seeps were river features with cold-water, and the average distance between pockets of cold-water in this river was 2.8 km.