National Park Service

Rocky Mountain I&M Network

Data Visualization

Specific Conductance at Clark Fork River in Grant-Kohrs Ranch NHS.
Aquarius Integrated Water Quality Data Portal graphical output of specific conductance in uS/cm at Clark Fork River in Grant-Kohrs Ranch NHS.

With the ever increasing amount of I&M monitoring data available for use, the I&M program has recognized the importance of developing tools that increase awareness of and facilitate utilization of these data for the benefit of informed resource management.

As example numerous collaborative data visualization and data dissemination efforts are under way at the ROMN. These efforts are being performed in a collaborative environment with other I&M networks, the national level I&M (WASO) program, the NPS Natural Resource Stewardship and Science (NRSS) directorate and other collaborating partners.

See below for further information:

Aquarius Integrated Water Quality Data Portal

ROMN Integrated Water Quality data is available for graphical display and data download on the Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Aquarius web portal. ROMN continuous water quality data on Aquarius includes atmospheric pressure, dissolved Oxygen, pH, specific conductance, water temperature, and turbidity.

Note: Aquarius Web Data Portal is currently only compatible with Internet Explorer with Microsoft Silverlight.

The Climate Analyzer

The Climate Analyzer data portal can be used to foster use of climatic data across ROMN parks for monitoring activities and subsequent analyses. Data sources harvested and available for display and analyses include climatic data from the National Weather Service (COOP/GHCN data), NRCS Snow-Telemetry (SNOTEL), Remote Automated Weather Stations (RAWS), and Hydrological data from USGS stream and lake gages. Climate analyzer has been developed by Walking Shadow Ecology, and is currently used by numerous I&M networks and parks. For additional information visit the climate analyzer website www.climateanalyzer.org.

Snowpack Chemistry Viewer

The Snowpack Chemistry Viewer shows long-term (generally 20 years) data collection sites and links to interactive maps for each subregion. The subregion maps link to pages with site-specific data, graphs of selected consituents, and site photographs for the long-term sites. Aditionally, data for all long-term and short-term sites are available from the data page.

Landscape Dynamics Viewer

The Landscape Dynamics metric viewer provides a user-friendly, interactive map that allows non-GIS specialists to explore Landscape Dynamics GIS data. From the viewer, users can click on and off different layers, alter layer order and transparency, pan and zoom to areas of interest, and save custom professional cartographic maps for use in reports or briefings. Consult the FAQ page (upper right corner of viewer) for guidance and tips.

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