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Main Title A National compendium of freshwater fish and water temperature data.
Author Biesinger, Kenneth E., ; Brown, Robert P. ; Bernick, Carl R. ; Flittner, Glenn A. ; Hokanson, Kenneth E. F.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Biesinger, Kenneth E.,
Brown, Robert P.
Bernick, Carl R.,
Flittner, Glenn A.,
Hokanson, Kenneth E. F.,
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN.
Publisher Environmental Research Laboratory, [Office of Air, Land, and Water Use], Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA 600/3-79-056
Stock Number PB-300 408
OCLC Number 05513055
Subjects Freshwater fishes--United States ; Water temperature--United States ; Thermal pollution of rivers, lakes, etc--United States ; Fishes--Effect of water pollution on ; Rivers--United States--Temperature
Additional Subjects Fresh water fishes ; Data acquisition ; Fisheries ; Distribution ; Temperature ; Temperature measuring instruments ; United States ; Data retrieval ; Surveys ; Computer programming ; Water temperature
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  QL627.N37 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD  EPA 600-3-79-056 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/22/2016
EKCD  EPA-600/3-79-056 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 06/26/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-79-056 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-3-79-056 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/10/1998
ELDD  EPA-600/3-79-056 v.1 and v.2 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 07/20/2022
ERAD  EPA 600/3-79-056 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/22/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-3-79-056 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-300 408 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The present study resulted in the compilation of a computer data base containing historical fish distribution data with accompanying water temperature data from about 1930-1972 for over 300 species of freshwater fish from 574 locations in the United States and provides the first nationwide compendium that describes freshwater fish population habitats in relation to water temperature regimens. Data collected from many unrelated sources were edited, formatted and assembled into a meaningful presentation. The transformation of the encoded data into magnetic characters on a computer data tape was accomplished with a Honeywell 702 Keytape machine. Computer programs developed were written in the Fortran IV language and implemented on the Univac 1108 computer system. The present data system was implemented primarily as a computer data storage and retrieval method. As such, the computer programs were largely designed to format, sort, store and recall selected records, or groupings of data. For analyzing data, computer programs were developed for: (1) determining the frequency of occurrence of certain types and classes of data; (2) determining the number of fish temperature data sets (fish present at the same time and place water temperatures were taken) by: (a) major and minor river basins, (b) thermal characteristics, (c) sampling method, and (d) temperature and fish catching equipment type; (3) compiling fish species data and correlating these with water-temperature records; (4) producing tables with minimum, maximum and mean temperatures with corresponding fish counts; and (5) producing cumulative percentiles of weekly water temperatures for each fish species. Suggestions as to possible uses for the data and programs are given. Also included are some case example studies. A section is included describing the limitations of the encoded fish and temperature data and a critique of the: (1) data quality, (2) environmental quality, (3) quality of the work performed, (4) materials and methods used to collect fish and temperature data, and (5) data reporting and analysis.
May 1979 (volume 1). Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
v. 1. Data management techniques, output examples and limitations / Kenneth E. Biesinger, Robert P. Brown, Carl R. Bernick, Glenn A. Flittner and Kenneth E.F. Hokanson -- v. 2. Temperature requirement data for thirty fishes / Kenneth E.F. Hokanson.