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In order to model metabolism for a river reach there are only a few essential requirements. You need continuous (e.g. at least 30 minute resolution) streamflow and dissolved oxygen concentrations and continuous stream temperature. You also must know the exact location of your site so that the model can figure out the timing of sunrise and sunset each day. Click on any > task below to learn more and access SOPs.
> Picking a river reach that doesn't violate model assumptions
> Choosing, Installing, Calibrating & Maintaining Sensors
> Preparing rating curves to estimate continuous streamflow
> Characterizing your study reach
> Uploading your data to the StreamPULSE portal
> QA/QC of time series data via StreamPULSE portal
> Modeling metabolism using streamMetabolizer
> Evaluating model performance and fit and techniques for iterative improvement
RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENTAL DATA
While not necessary to model GPP, ER and NEP for your river reach, we recommend collecting the following information in order to significantly improve your model performance and to contextualize and compare your model output to other sites.