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Session C1 - Stream Functions Pyramid Framework

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The Stream Functions Pyramid, developed by Harman (2008), provides a framework that organizes stream functions in a pyramid form. The Pyramid illustrates that stream functions are supported by lower level functions in a hierarchical structure. The Pyramid is a useful tool in goal setting, developing and reviewing stream assessment methodologies, and creating standard operating procedures for regulatory and non-regulatory stream restoration programs. The Pyramid framework consists of four components that increase in detail. These four components comprise the Stream Functions Pyramid Framework. First, the broad-level view shows the five functional categories (Levels) with the underlying controlling variables of geology and climate. Second, function-based parameters are provided for each functional category. Third, measurement methods are provided for each function-based parameter. And fourth, where possible, performance standards are provided for the measurement methods. This presentation will briefly describe the Stream Functions Pyramid Framework and it potential applications.
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2012-06-05
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