Study Area: Eastern United States
Project: Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture (EBTJV)
The Interactive Catchment Explorer (ICE) is a dynamic visualization for exploring catchment characteristics and environmental model predictions. ICE is part of the Spatial Hydro-ecological Decision System (SHEDS).
First time here? Watch the introductory video.
ICE is intended for resource managers and researchers to identify spatial patterns related to ecological conditions, identify priority locations for restoration or further study, and explore complex, multivariate environmental datasets and model results.
ICE was designed using a number of core interactive visualization principles and provides the following functionalities:
ICE is currently supported on the latest versions of all major web browsers. Google Chrome is highly recommended for the best user experience. ICE is not intended for use on mobile devices.
Note that ICE is a memory-intensive application. Older computers may have difficulty rendering the interface resulting in sluggish performance. If you run into issues, we recommend closing all other programs and browser tabs to increase available memory.
Interactive Catchment Explorer v0.4 (click here to watch in HD).
ICE combines data from a number of sources. The following list describes each variable.
The Catchment Characteristics are area-weighted mean values computed for each catchment from GIS individual layers.
|Elevation (m)||NALCC Digital Elevation Model (DEM) 30m Resolution Layer (link)|
|Forest Cover (%)||National Land Cover Database (NLCD) 2011 (link)|
|Agriculture Cover (%)||National Land Cover Database (NLCD) 2011 (link)|
|Herbaceous Cover (%)||National Land Cover Database (NLCD) 2011 (link)|
|Developed Cover (%)||National Land Cover Database (NLCD) 2011 (link)|
|Open Water Cover (%)||Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) National Wetlands Inventory|
|Wetlands Cover (%)||Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) National Wetlands Inventory|
|Annual Max Air Temp (C)||Daymet|
ICE is developed by: