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The Massachusetts Aquatic Landscape Characterization Tool
Entry ID: AQUALAND
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Summary
Abstract: AQUALAND analyzes the contribution of upstream aquatic and terrestrial systems to aquatic habitats. It is a grid-based watershed model. The software has two main components, the Watershed Delineator Tool and the Threats Assessment Tool. The watershed delineator identifies a watershed for each input aquatic core. The tool can delineate a circular buffer around each core, the entire watershed, a constrained watershed determined by following a flow grid upstream from a starting point and using a resistant surface classified by stream order and landuse or a user-defined watershed. The threats assessment tool includes several filters or metrics that characterize the area contributing to the aquatic cores in terms of development (percent impervious surface agriculture and natural vegetation) road density and number of upstream crossings dams pollution and water withdrawals.

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Service Citation
Originators: Kevin McGarigal, Bradley Compton, Edi Ene, Kasey Rolih, david Goodwin
Title: The Massachusetts Aquatic Landscape Characterization Tool
Provider: University of Massachusetts
URL: http://www.umass.edu/landeco/research/caps/reports/aqualand.pdf
ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
PLANNING CADASTRE
Service Provider
Landscape Ecology Program, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Service Provider Personnel
Name: KEVIN MCGARIGAL
Phone: (413) 577-0655
Fax: (413) 545-4358
Email: mcgarigalk at forwild.umass.edu
Contact Address:
Department of Natural Resources Conservation
University of Massachusetts
304 Holdsworth Natural Resources Center
Box 34210
City: Amherst
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 01003
Country: USA
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

KEVIN MCGARIGAL
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (413) 577-0655
Fax: (413) 545-4358
Email: mcgarigalk at forwild.umass.edu
Contact Address:
Department of Natural Resources Conservation
University of Massachusetts
304 Holdsworth Natural Resources Center
Box 34210
City: Amherst
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 01003
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2008-09-29
SERF Last Revision Date: 2008-10-01
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