Documentation of a daily mean stream temperature module—An enhancement to the Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System

Techniques and Methods 6-D4
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Abstract

A module for simulation of daily mean water temperature in a network of stream segments has been developed as an enhancement to the U.S. Geological Survey Precipitation Runoff Modeling System (PRMS). This new module is based on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Stream Network Temperature model, a mechanistic, one-dimensional heat transport model. The new module is integrated in PRMS. Stream-water temperature simulation is activated by selection of the appropriate input flags in the PRMS Control File and by providing the necessary additional inputs in standard PRMS input files.This report includes a comprehensive discussion of the methods relevant to the stream temperature calculations and detailed instructions for model input preparation.

Suggested Citation

Sanders, M.J., Markstrom, S.L., Regan, R.S., and Atkinson, R.D., 2017, Documentation of a daily mean stream temperature module—An enhancement to the Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods, book 6, chap. D4, 18 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/tm6D4.

ISSN: 2328-7055 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Daily Mean Stream Temperature Module Operation in the Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System
  • Guidelines and Considerations
  • References Cited
  • Appendix 1. Net Heat Flux at Current Water Temperature as a Taylor Series Expansion
  • Reference Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Documentation of a daily mean stream temperature module—An enhancement to the Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System
Series title Techniques and Methods
Series number 6-D4
DOI 10.3133/tm6D4
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) National Research Program - Central Branch
Description v, 18 p.
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title Section D: Groundwater/surface-water interactions in Book 6: Modeling techniques
Public Comments This report in Chapter 4 of Section D: Groundwater/surface-water interactions in Book 6: Modeling techniques.
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