Stream Segment Temperature Model (SSTEMP), Version 1.0.0 (December 1999)

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Bartholow, J.M

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Bartholow, J.M. 1999. Stream Segment Temperature Model (SSTEMP), Version 1.0.0 (December 1999). Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Geological Survey.

SSTEMP is a much-scaled down version of the Stream Network Temperature Model (SNTEMP) written by Theurer et al. (1984). SSTEMP may be used to evaluate alternative reservoir release proposals, analyze the effects of changing riparian shade or the physical features of a stream, and examine the effects of different stream withdrawals and returns on instream temperature. Unlike the large network model, SNTEMP, this program handles only single stream segments for a single time period (e.g., month, week, day) for any given “run”. However, the program may be used satisfactorily for a variety of simple cases that one might face on a day-to-day basis. It is especially useful as both a teaching tool and a sensitivity analysis tool.

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