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Modeled Stream Metabolism in Boulder Creek near Boulder, CO (2016 - 2018)

June 16, 2021

This data release is associated with a journal article titled, "Aquatic-Terrestrial Linkages Control Metabolism and Carbon Dynamics in a Mid-sized, Urban Stream Influenced by Snowmelt." The data were collected adjacent to USGS stream gage 06730200 and include observed and modeled values. Dissolved oxygen, dissolved carbon dioxide, stream depth, water temperature, and light intensity were collected via passive water quality sensors. Modeled values include gross primary production, ecosystem respiration, net ecosystem production, reaeration, and light (when observed values were unavailable). Modeled values were obtained through streamMetabolizer, a USGS-sponsored R-package for estimating rates of stream metabolism. Estimates for carbon dioxide flux utilized both modeled (i.e. reaeration) and observed (i.e. dissolved carbon dioxide) values. Discharge data used in this study are not published here, but are publicly available through the Nation Water Information System (

Publication Year 2021
Title Modeled Stream Metabolism in Boulder Creek near Boulder, CO (2016 - 2018)
DOI 10.5066/P9A4FVZ4
Authors Ariel P. Reed
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Water Resources Mission Area - Headquarters