Flow and Temperature Modeling

Details on our stream temperature modeling efforts are here.


See below for some interesting images and video of thermal mixing in streams. These pictures show cold tributary water entering the warmer West Brook. The picture on the right also shows a DTS (distributed temperature sensor) cable that records temperature every meter along a kilometer stretch.

 Examples of FLIR images from West Brook (one of our primary study sites):

Cold water (purple) from a tributary entering the warmer (orange) mainstem


Stream-side seep, flowing over rocky/sand substrate(yellow), mixing with the colder West Brook



Cold water (purple) from a tributary entering the warmer (orange) West Brook



Click play on the videos below to see...


....a cold water tributary (purple, on leftt) mixing with a warmer stream...


...and a warm seep (yellow, on top) entering a cold stream...






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