|Title:||Eco-hydrology quantification using FRAGSTATS and a "flow-patch analysis" approach|
|Instructor:||Dr. Richard (Rick) Koehler; Co-Instructor: Ms. Molly Van Appledorn|
|Contact:||Rick Koehler; NOAA, National Weather Service, Boulder, CO; richard.koehler<at>noaa.gov|
|Date and Time:||Sunday, April 3, 2011
8:00 am–4:00 pm with one hour break for lunch
|Location:||Portland State University; Cramer Hall (Cramer), Room 287|
|Class size limit:||18|
|A map of Portland State University, and direction to the campus, may be found at: http://www.pdx.edu/campus-map|
Flow-patch analysis is an innovative approach for the quantification of streamflow records based on a "raster hydrograph" visualization method. The technique permits new insights into characteristics and disturbances of hydrologic properties and provides additional tools to aquatic ecologists and scientists studying the physical hydrologic environment. This approach also allows hydrologic properties to be put into landscape ecology terms using a patch analysis approach.
Prerequisites: general familiarity with FRAGSTATS and MS Excel.
Morning session – overview, raster plot creation, overview of alternative temporal analysis, use of other time-series data for raster plots. Sample datasets will be used to familiarize class with concepts.
Afternoon session – overview of flow-patch analysis with FRAGSTATS, comparison with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) program Indicators of Hydrologic Alteration (IHA). Attendees will generate files from prepared datasets to conduct sample flow-patch analyses.
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