Mean Temperature Measurement of East River, Gothic, Colorado

Aerial image of East River with water temperature data overlayed

Detailed Description

Mean temperature data from the base of the water column along the sediment interface of the East River near Crested Butte Colorado, USA, in support of ongoing study regarding groundwater/surface water exchange. The data were collected from 08/09/2016 to 08/31/2016 using a fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing system that has 1.01 m spatial resolution along the linear fiber-optic cable. During data analysis, the original 10 min measurments were averaged (arithmetic mean) for the entire period to potentially indicate colder groundwater inflows. 


For complete data and explanation, refer to the data release: Briggs, M.A., Pai, H., Malenda, H., Randell, J., Singha, K., Tyler, S. and Williams, K., 2017, Fiber-optic distributed temperature data collected along the streambed of the East River, Crested Butte, CO, USA: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Image Dimensions: 3300 x 2550

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Location Taken: CO, US